Fortune 500 rank: 37 (Previous rank: 35)
2006 Revenues (millions): $53,275
Headquarters: New York, NY
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The insurer pulled off the biggest real estate deal in history with the sale of its 80-acre New York City apartment complex for $5.4 billion. Record revenues in its insurance division helped the company grow the top line by 13% over last year, and profits to expand 34% to $6.3 billion.
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