From blue-chip organizations with vast holdings to market giants and household names across every industry, find out how much they’re making and which companies are running ahead of the pack in the competitive and international business environment.Leading the charts in 2010 was Wal-Mart, also the leading company in 2007 and 2008. Following close behind was ExxonMobil in second place who overtook Wal-Mart for top spot in 2009 briefly with US$19.3 billion profits (more than Macedonia’s GDP).
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Microsoft ranked 35th, profiting US$14.6 billion in 2009 and boosted by the launch of Windows 7 and Bing search engine. However the company’s earnings had taken a 17 percent plunge during the recession.
Proctor and Gamble on the other hand grew 11 percent in 2009 and profited US$13.4 billion to take 22nd spot on Fortune 500’s list – as cash-strapped consumers demanded household brand-name products during the recession.
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