Saudi Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Ali al-Naimi (C) smiles during the opening ceremony of the first Saudi Mining and Minerals exhibition and conference held at a hotel in Riyadh on October 27, 2015, to promote a growing sector of the oil-dependent Saudi economy.
Saudi Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Ali al-Naimi (C) smiles during the opening ceremony of the first Saudi Mining and Minerals exhibition and conference held at a hotel in Riyadh on October 27, 2015, to promote a growing sector of the oil-dependent Saudi economy. - 
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What’s the most profitable company on earth? We'll give you three guesses. Nope, not Apple. Google? Try again. Exxon Mobil – wrong. It’s the national oil company of Saudi Arabia. Known as Saudi Aramco, it's the runaway leader, according to new numbers put out by the company. These number are the first since ... well, since the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia nationalized the company in the 1980s. Talk about secrets. It seems Wall Street likes the data, too, which, for Aramco, seems to be the point.

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