ExxonMobil Logo – ExxonMobil Corporation ( NYSE : XOM ) is a petroleum U.S. . It was founded as Standard Oil Company in 1889 , after the dissolution of the trustStandard Oil under the Sherman Act . It is active in over 40 countries around the world and include, among others, exploitation, processing and marketing of petroleum products and natural gas, and the manufacture of chemicals, plastics and fertilizers .
By volume of sales (26,949,000 of U.S. dollars ) was in 1984 the sixth oil company in the world and the fourth United States. Earlier this year made a profit of 1,183 million and employed 53,581 workers. Its head office is in Dallas . In 2009 was ranked by the magazine Fortune as the second largest company in the world monetary flow (the first was Royal Dutch Shell ).
In the latest report on the 500 companies with the highest market capitalization in the world, Exxon Mobil is number 2. Was mobilized to this position because of the company Wal-Mart . In 2008 the company was in the U.S. with more income to net income of 589,000 million and profits of 78,450 million dollars per barrel rise in oil . In February 2012, ExxonMobil is the largest company in the world being only surpassed by Apple Inc.