Global 500 
Top companies
Highest Profits
1 Exxon Mobil 3 25,330.0 17.8
2 Royal Dutch/Shell Group 4 18,183.0 45.5
3 Citigroup 16 17,046.0 -4.5
4 General Electric 9 16,819.0 10.4
5 BP 2 15,371.0 49.7
6 Bank of America Corp. 52 14,143.0 30.8
7 ChevronTexaco 11 13,328.0 84.3
8 Total 10 11,955.0 50.4
9 HSBC Holdings 36 11,840.0 34.9
10 Pfizer 75 11,361.0 190.6
11 Toyota Motor 7 10,898.2 5.9
12 Wal-Mart Stores 1 10,267.0 13.4
13 American Intl. Group 19 9,731.0 21.5
14 Samsung Electronics 39 9,419.5 88.2
15 Altria Group 50 9,416.0 2.3
16 Petronas 133 9,356.9 50.3
17 ENI 33 9,047.1 43.1
18 China National Petroleum 46 8,757.1 101.3
19 Johnson & Johnson 88 8,509.0 18.2
20 Intl. Business Machines 20 8,430.0 11.2
21 Royal Bank of Scotland 58 8,267.4 25.2
22 Microsoft 127 8,168.0 -18.3
23 ConocoPhillips 12 8,129.0 71.7
24 GlaxoSmithKline 122 8,095.2 10.1
25 Verizon Communications 38 7,830.7 154.5
26 Intel 141 7,516.0 33.2
27 ING Group 17 7,422.8 62.2
28 Berkshire Hathaway 32 7,308.0 -10.3
29 Wells Fargo 144 7,014.0 13.1
30 OAO Gazprom 139 6,967.4 25.1
31 Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 18 6,608.0 15.9
32 UBS 66 6,509.5 37.1
33 Procter & Gamble 77 6,481.0 25.0
34 Petrobrs 125 6,105.5 -6.9
35 Barclays 110 5,988.0 33.5
36 SBC Communications 102 5,887.0 -30.8
37 China Construction Bank 315 5,846.2 N/A
38 Mizuho Financial Group 184 5,837.6 62.0
39 Merck 239 5,813.4 -14.9
40 BNP Paribas 45 5,805.9 36.4
41 Novartis 186 5,767.0 15.0
42 Deutsche Telekom 37 5,763.6 306.4
43 HBOS 87 5,601.4 39.7
44 Nestl 43 5,405.4 17.0
45 E.ON 69 5,396.7 2.6
46 Roche Group 209 5,344.2 134.2
47 State Farm Insurance Cos 62 5,308.6 87.9
48 Wachovia Corp. 187 5,214.0 22.3
49 ABN AMRO Holding 101 5,110.6 42.9
50 Home Depot 34 5,001.0 16.2
From the July 25, 2005 issue
How the Countries Stack Up
U.S. 176
Japan 81
France 39
Best employers
These companies appear on both the FORTUNE 500 and our ranking of the Best Companies to Work For.
Wal-Mart Stores 1,600,000
China National Petroleum 1,133,985
U.S. Postal Service 807,596
Most profitable companies
ExxonMobil 25,330.0
Royal Dutch/Shell Group 18,183.0
Citigroup 17,046.0
General Electric 16,593.0
Top 5 in Asia
Toyota Motor 172,616.3
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 100,545.3
Hitachi 83,993.9
Matsushita Electric Industrial 81,077.7
Honda Motor 80,486.6

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