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Rank Company Global 500
Rank
2008 Profits as % of Assets
1 Delphi 453 29.5
2 Microsoft 117 24.3
3 Philip Morris International 345 20.9
4 TNK-BP Holding 234 20.5
5 BHP Billiton 120 20.3
6 Exxon Mobil 2 19.8
7 Bristol-Myers Squibb 435 17.8
8 Schlumberger 328 17.0
9 América Móvil 273 17.0
10 Nestlé 48 16.7
11 Merck 378 16.5
12 Occidental Petroleum 365 16.5
13 CVRD 205 16.5
14 Husky Energy 396 16.4
15 BG Group 390 16.0
16 Murphy Oil 326 15.6
17 Johnson & Johnson 103 15.2
18 McDonald's 388 15.2
19 Nike 497 15.1
20 Surgutneftegas 420 15.1
21 Petrobras 34 15.0
22 GlaxoSmithKline 168 14.9
23 Chevron 5 14.8
24 Unilever 121 14.6
25 Petronas 80 14.4
26 Coca-Cola 259 14.3
27 PepsiCo 175 14.3
28 Rosneft Oil 158 14.3
29 TJX 486 14.3
30 Express Scripts 418 14.1
31 Oil & Natural Gas 402 14.1
32 Cisco Systems 191 13.7
33 Accenture 348 13.6
34 Publix Super Markets 373 13.5
35 3M 351 13.5
36 Google 423 13.3
37 Nucor 386 13.2
38 United States Steel 382 13.1
39 AstraZeneca 268 13.0
40 Lukoil 65 12.8
41 Gazprom 22 12.7
42 EnCana 284 12.6
43 Apple 253 12.2
44 Petro-Canada 340 11.9
45 Oracle 408 11.7
46 Roche Group 171 11.6
47 Emerson Electric 350 11.5
48 Abbott Laboratories 294 11.5
49 British American Tobacco 416 11.4
50 International Business Machines 45 11.3
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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 140
Japan 68
France 40
Company 2008 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,100,000
China National Petroleum 1,618,393
State Grid 1,537,000
Company 2008 Profits
($ millions)
Exxon Mobil $45,220
Gazprom $29,864
Royal Dutch Shell $26,277
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