Having soared back up to the top spot of the list of companies by revenue, ExxonMobil is currently the highest earning company in the world and ranks 1st in the Fortune 500 group. After having been dished out of first place by Walmart in 2010, ExxonMobil had a truly impressive year in 2011, increasing its shares by 20% and overall profits by 35% and regaining it’s title. This American oil and gas corporation, headed by CEO Rex Tillerson, is a descendant of the Standard Oil of New Jersey and of New York (both of which used to be part of the ‘Seven Sisters’ in the world of Petroleum).
Date: July 1st 2012
Assessment grade: 10/10