The top 10 most profitable companies according to gross revenue, compiled by Fortune Magazine.
$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%.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$137.5 billion in revenue
$136,264.0 in revenue
$20,213.0 profits Ford experienced massive success in 2011, watching profits jump a whopping 208%
$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.