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Rank Company Global 500
Rank
2008 Profits as % of Revenues
1 CVRD 205 35.3
2 Merck 378 32.7
3 Microsoft 117 29.3
4 Occidental Petroleum 365 28.0
5 Philip Morris International 345 26.8
6 Surgutneftegas 420 26.3
7 BHP Billiton 120 25.9
8 Bristol-Myers Squibb 435 24.6
9 Oracle 408 24.6
10 BG Group 390 24.5
11 Rosneft Oil 158 23.7
12 China Construction Bank 125 23.0
13 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China 92 22.6
14 Bank of Communications 494 21.9
15 Gazprom 22 21.1
16 Cisco Systems 191 20.4
17 British American Tobacco 416 20.3
18 Johnson & Johnson 103 20.3
19 Schlumberger 328 20.0
20 Petronas 80 19.9
21 Anglo American 336 19.8
22 EnCana 284 19.8
23 Novartis 183 19.8
24 Google 423 19.4
25 Wyeth 401 19.3
26 AstraZeneca 268 19.3
27 Oil & Natural Gas 402 18.9
28 GlaxoSmithKline 168 18.9
29 Roche Group 171 18.7
30 TNK-BP Holding 234 18.4
31 McDonald's 388 18.3
32 Coca-Cola 259 18.2
33 Bank of China 145 18.0
34 China Mobile Communications 99 17.6
35 América Móvil 273 17.2
36 China National Offshore Oil 318 17.2
37 Pfizer 152 16.8
38 Abbott Laboratories 294 16.5
39 Nestlé 48 16.4
40 News Corp. 250 16.3
41 Petrobras 34 16.0
42 Agricultural Bank of China 155 15.4
43 U.S. Bancorp 483 15.3
44 Husky Energy 396 15.2
45 Delphi 453 14.9
46 Toronto-Dominion Bank 354 14.9
47 Apple 253 14.9
48 Telstra 410 14.8
49 Sabic 186 14.6
50 Standard Chartered Group 389 14.5
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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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