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The 10 Most Financially Sound Companies of 2008

The numbers are finally in from 2008, and among all of the big-named bankruptcies that occurred last year there were some financial knights. Strength in numbers wasn't easy to come by during a year that beat up most everyone, but Fortune managed to find ten that came out on top of the business world in 2008.

  1. Exxon Mobil
  2. Graybar Electric
  3. Berkshire Hathaway
  4. Intel
  5. Altria Group
  6. Nestlé
  7. Occidental Petroleum
  8. Microsoft
  9. Sysco
  10. Walt Disney


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brielleblonde brielleblonde 8 years
i guess getting my bachelors in chemical engineering was a great idea... exxon mobile, graybar electric, nestle AND occidental petroleum!
smartiez smartiez 8 years
I'm not surprised to see Walt Disney on there. Good job for these companies though.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
oh i love disneyland. Everytime we go we wonder how much that place rakes in on any given day. it's insane.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that it's interesting that Exxon is on the top of the list, especially given that they are changing their business model. they are moving away from the gas station side of things i think and going towards the selling to corporations thing.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I need to go work one of these places. Ha.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Interesting list. I am actually surprised that some companies were not in the top 10.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Why am I not surprised to see Exxon at the top of this list?
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