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Country: U.S.
Industry: Oil & gas operations

Exxon Mobil supplanted JPMorgan Chase as the world's biggest company in our composite ranking this year. Its double-digit growth in sales and profits helped propel it to the top spot for the first time in the Forbes Global 2000's nine-year history.

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