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15. Gazprom
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 15 (Previous rank: 35)
CEO: Alexey B. Miller
Employees: 401,000
Address: 16 Nametkina St.
Moscow, 117997
Country: Russia
Website: www.gazprom.com

This Russian energy company has long enjoyed a tight-knit relationship with its country’s government. The company's former chairman, Dimitri A. Medvedev, was elected president of Russia in 2008 and now serves as the country's prime minister. Gazprom recently reached a deal with Europe's EDF, an integrated energy company based in France, to jointly invest in gas-fired power plants in Europe. The new agreement only strengthens the company's position as the leading natural gas provider in the country, making Gazprom as the exclusive supplier of natural gas for the project. --S.J.

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  $ millions % change from 2010
Revenues 157,830.5 33.0
Profits 44,459.6 39.4
Assets 339,448.2 --
Stockholders' equity 232,415.9 --
Profits as % of  
Revenues 28.2
Assets 13.0976
From the July 23, 2012 issue
Government owned 50% or more.
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.
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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 132
China 73
Japan 68
Company 2011 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,200,000
China National Petroleum 1,668,072
State Grid 1,583,000
Company 2011 Profits
($ millions)
Gazprom $44,459.6
Exxon Mobil $41,060
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China $32,214.1
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