Most Profitable Companies In The Fortune 500

Well run oil, financial services, technology, retail, health care, communications and consumer packaged goods companies are making money.
Here’s Fortune’s list of most profitable companies:

  • Exxon/Mobil
  • GE
  • Chevron
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Bank of America
  • Microsoft
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Wal-Mart
  • AT&T
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • IBM
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Altria Group
  • Pfizer
  • Wells Fargo
  • Cisco Sytems
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Intel

If you work on any of these accounts (or another, just like them), I hope you too are making a healthy profit.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. I like how the gas companies are all on this list. It really makes me appreciate that nearly $4.00 per gallon fee I’m paying at the station.

  2. GM Ellis says:

    The gas companies “are all on this list”? Conoco, Chevron and Exxon are “all” the oil companies? What about Valero, Shell, Murphy, Sunoco, Phillips, Racetrac, Mobil, Texaco, Speedway, and Citgo (just to name a few).
    Why ignore the four banks and SEVEN electronics companies?
    IF there is a legitimate complaint that a certain sector of the economy is making too much money, it is the electronic companies that are “all” making obscene profits, not the oil companies.

  3. Phillips is on the list.
    The problem: the list is dominated by energy and oil companies… and we supply these profits.