ExxonMobil Corp. collected a record $45 billion in profits last year on petroleum sales of almost half a trillion dollars.
Exxon's profit statement here.
That's enough to bail out a couple of megabanks -- or start one. It's better than the $40 billion Exxon earned in 2007.
But falling oil prices trimmed fourth-quarter profits to $8 billion, from $12 billion a year earlier. Poor Exxon!