Top companies: Most profitable

Rank Company Global 500
Rank
2009 Profits
($ millions)
Profits % change from 2008
1Gazprom50 24,555.7 -17.8
2Exxon Mobil3 19,280.0 -57.4
3Industrial &Commercial Bank of China87 18,832.2 18.1
4BP4 16,578.0 -21.6
5China Construction Bank116 15,627.9 17.3
6Petrobras54 15,504.0 -17.9
7Barclays96 14,648.3 82.3
8Microsoft115 14,569.0 -17.6
9Wal-Mart Stores1 14,335.0 7
10Vodafone80 13,782.3 165.6
11Procter &Gamble66 13,436.0 11.3
12International Business Machines48 13,425.0 8.8
13Goldman Sachs Group134 13,385.0 476.4
14Merck294 12,901.3 65.2
15AT&T21 12,535.0 -2.6
16Royal Dutch Shell2 12,518.0 -52.4
17Banco Santander37 12,430.3 -4.3
18Wells Fargo46 12,275.0 362.3
19Johnson &Johnson108 12,266.0 -5.3
20Bank of China143 11,867.5 28.2
21Total14 11,740.9 -24.3
22J.P. Morgan Chase &Co.25 11,728.0 109.2
23E.ON27 11,670.0 529.8
24China Mobile77 11,656.3 1.9
25Petronas107 11,649.1 -23.9
26General Electric13 11,025.0 -36.7
27Telefónica 68 10,808.3 -2.7
28Bristol-Myers Squibb405 10,612.0 102.2
29Chevron11 10,483.0 -56.2
30China National Petroleum10 10,272.5 0
31Nestlé44 9,604.0 -42.4
32Agricultural Bank of China141 9,514.1 28.5
33Pfizer140 8,635.0 6.6
34GlaxoSmithKline163 8,625.6 2.2
35Novartis160 8,400.0 2.5
36BNP Paribas18 8,106.2 83.3
37Berkshire Hathaway28 8,055.0 61.3
38Hewlett-Packard26 7,660.0 -8
39Samsung Electronics32 7,562.1 50.4
40AstraZeneca226 7,521.0 23.3
41Enel60 7,498.8 -3.2
42Sanofi-Aventis169 7,318.1 29.8
43Roche Group153 7,168.9 -13.5
44Lukoil93 7,011.0 -23.3
45Deutsche Bank113 6,912.2 N.A.
46Coca-Cola245 6,824.0 17.5
47Google355 6,520.4 54.3
48Rosneft Oil211 6,514.0 -41.4
49Philip Morris International331 6,342.0 -8
50Bank of America Corp.15 6,276.0 56.6
From the July 26, 2010 issue
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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 139
Japan 71
China 46
Company 2009 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,100,000
China National Petroleum 1,649,992
State Grid 1,533,800
Company 2009 Profits
($ millions)
Gazprom $24,556
Exxon Mobil $19,280
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China $18,832
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