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38. General Motors
Rank: 38 (Previous rank: 18)
CEO: Edward E. Whitacre Jr.
Employees: 217,000
Address: 300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan  48265
Country: U.S.
Website: www.gm.com

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  $ millions % change from 2008
Revenues 104,589.0 -29.8
Profits -- --
Assets 136,295.0 --
Stockholders' equity 21,249.0 --
Profits as % of  
Revenues N.A.
Assets N.A.
From the July 26, 2010 issue
This is the "new" GM, formed by assets it purchased from "old" GM, now called Motors Liquidation Co., July 10, 2009.
Profits figures are not meaningful because company emerged from bankruptcy, so net income included forgiveness of debt, distorting results. Combining the predecessor company with the successor, GM reported net income of $104.8 billion.
The company is owned 60.8% by the U.S. government.
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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 139
Japan 71
China 46
Company 2009 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,100,000
China National Petroleum 1,649,992
State Grid 1,533,800
Company 2009 Profits
($ millions)
Gazprom $24,556
Exxon Mobil $19,280
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China $18,832
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