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Exxon Mobil
$452,926.0 in revenue
$41,060.0 in profits The beneficiaries of rising oil prices, Exxon Mobil takes over the top spot in the Fortune 500 rankings after coming in second in 2010.

Top 10 Fortune 500 Companies

The top 10 most profitable companies according to gross revenue, compiled by Fortune Magazine.

Exxon Mobil $452,926.0 in revenue $41,060.0 in profits
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Exxon Mobil
$452,926.0 in revenue
$41,060.0 in profits The beneficiaries of rising oil prices, Exxon Mobil takes over the top spot in the Fortune 500 rankings after coming in second in 2010.

Wal-Mart $446,950.0 in revenue $15,699.0 in profits Wal-Mart
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Wal-Mart
$446,950.0 in revenue
$15,699.0 in profits Wal-Mart fell to number 2 in the Fortune 500 rankings after being on top for two years in a row. Wal-Mart saw their revenues increase by 6%, but profits fell by 4.6%.

Chevron $245,621.0 in revenue $26,895.0 While Chevron managed
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Chevron
$245,621.0 in revenue
$26,895.0 While Chevron managed to post a 41% increase in profits from 2010, the second largest oil and gas company in the U.S. has also been hit with an $11 billion lawsuit, thanks to an oil spill last year in Brazil.

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ConocoPhillips $237,272.0 in revenue $12,436.0 in profits ConocoPhillips
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ConocoPhillips
$237,272.0 in revenue
$12,436.0 in profits ConocoPhillips maintains its spot at number 4 in this years Fortune 500 ranking, raking in over $12 billion in profits.

General Motors $150,276.0 in revenue $9,190.0 in profits
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General Motors
$150,276.0 in revenue
$9,190.0 in profits General Motors is most definitely contributing to the revival of Detroit, earning $9.2 billion, a 49% increase from 2010.

General Motors $150,276.0 in revenue $9,190.0 in profits
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Berkshire Hathaway $142,688.0 in revenue $10,254.0 in profits
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Berkshire Hathaway
$142,688.0 in revenue
$10,254.0 in profits Berkshire Hathaway experienced some setbacks in 2011, but still managed to outperform the S&P 500 for the 39th year.

Fannie Mae $137.5 billion in revenue
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Fannie Mae
$137.5 billion in revenue

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Ford Motor $136,264.0 in revenue $20,213.0 profits Ford
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Ford Motor
$136,264.0 in revenue
$20,213.0 profits Ford experienced massive success in 2011, watching profits jump a whopping 208%

Hewlett Packard $127,245.0 in revenue $7,074.0 in profits
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Hewlett Packard
$127,245.0 in revenue
$7,074.0 in profits The Hewlett Packard board ousted CEO Leo Apotheker, barely a year on the job. However, HP still managed to climb into the top 10, after an 11th place finish last year.

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