And the winners are...
Wal-Mart tops the Fortune Global 500 for the second year in a row. See the full list of the world’s largest corporations, including detailed company profiles and contact information. More
  1. Wal-Mart Stores
  2. Royal Dutch Shell
  3. Exxon Mobil
  4. BP
  5. Sinopec Group
  1. China National Petroleum
  2. State Grid
  3. Toyota Motor
  4. Japan Post Holdings
  5. Chevron

15 best new cities for business Looking for smart labor, solid infrastructure, and potential customers? Here are 15 markets to put on the map. More
Most profitable Food edged out energy in last year’s corporate profits race. Thanks to an asset sale, Swiss giant Nestlé was the most profitable company, followed by Gazprom and Exxon Mobil. More
Global 500 companies by country The U.S. still dominates the list, with 133 companies, but that number is down from 185 a decade ago. Japan still holds the no. 2 spot, but China continues its march, with 61 companies, vs. just 12 in 2001. More
4 CEOs on the frontiers of global business From Gurgaon, India to Salt Lake City, the following execs and entrepreneurs have successfully established themselves in some of the world's best new cities for business. More
Women CEOs There are currently 12 Fortune Global 500 companies run by women. Archer Daniels Midland chief executive Patricia Woertz leads the pack again this year. More
Editor's note: Chrysler Group was erroneously omitted from the Global 500 listing. With revenue of $41.9 billion, Chrysler ranks No.205 among all the companies in the world and 61st in the U.S. As a result, Bristol-Myers Squibb, which had ranked No.500, falls off the list. Updates may be found for the full list, rankings by country, and the list of arrivals. Fortune regrets the error.

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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 133
Japan 68
China 61
Company 2010 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,100,000
China National Petroleum 1,674,541
State Grid 1,564,000
Company 2010 Profits
($ millions)
Nestlé $32,843
Gazprom $31,895
Exxon Mobil $30,460
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