Top companies: Most profitable
Rank Company Global 500
Rank
2010 Profits
($ millions)
Profits % change from 2009
1 Nestlé 42 32,843.0 242.0
2 Gazprom 35 31,894.5 29.9
3 Exxon Mobil 3 30,460.0 58.0
4 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China 77 24,398.2 29.6
5 Royal Dutch Shell 2 20,127.0 60.8
6 China Construction Bank 108 19,920.3 27.5
7 AT&T 30 19,864.0 58.5
8 Petrobras 34 19,184.0 23.7
9 Chevron 10 19,024.0 81.5
10 Microsoft 120 18,760.0 28.8
11 Petronas 86 17,479.3 50.0
12 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 36 17,370.0 48.1
13 Vale 186 17,264.0 222.8
14 Wal-Mart Stores 1 16,389.0 14.3
15 Bank of China 132 15,425.5 30.0
16 International Business Machines 52 14,833.0 10.5
17 China National Petroleum 6 14,366.9 39.9
18 Rio Tinto Group 140 14,324.0 194.0
19 Agricultural Bank of China 127 14,015.4 47.3
20 Apple 111 14,013.0 145.7
21 Total 11 14,000.9 19.2
22 Samsung Electronics 22 13,668.7 80.8
23 Telefónica 78 13,465.8 24.6
24 Johnson & Johnson 123 13,334.0 8.7
25 HSBC Holdings 46 13,159.0 125.6
26 Berkshire Hathaway 19 12,967.0 61.0
27 Procter & Gamble 80 12,736.0 -5.2
28 BHP Billiton 159 12,722.0 116.5
29 Vodafone 92 12,389.3 -10.1
30 Wells Fargo 63 12,362.0 0.7
31 Coca-Cola 256 11,809.0 73.1
32 General Electric 16 11,644.0 5.6
33 Intel 195 11,464.0 162.4
34 ConocoPhillips 12 11,358.0 133.8
35 Banco Santander 51 10,835.3 -12.8
36 Citigroup 39 10,602.0 --
37 Rosneft Oil 179 10,400.0 59.7
38 BNP Paribas 26 10,387.7 28.1
39 Novartis 164 9,794.0 16.6
40 China Mobile Communications 87 9,733.1 -16.5
41 Volkswagen 13 9,052.7 578.4
42 Lukoil 69 9,006.0 28.5
43 Hewlett-Packard 28 8,761.0 14.4
44 Google 325 8,505.0 30.4
45 ENI 23 8,367.9 37.9
46 Goldman Sachs Group 181 8,354.0 -37.6
47 Roche Group 174 8,314.1 16.0
48 Pfizer 103 8,257.0 -4.4
49 AstraZeneca 281 8,053.0 7.1
50 American International Group 44 7,786.0 --
From the July 25, 2011 issue
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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