Quiz: How much are the Fortune 500 companies making?

Apple is the most profitable company in the world.

It's international quiz time on the Marketplace Morning Report. Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief of the online international affairs magazine, The Globalist, brings us the question below.

In 2012, how many of the Fortune 500 companies -- the largest publicly listed companies in the United States -- individually generated $10 billion or more in profits?

A. 190
B. 55
C. 40
D. 15

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D. 15

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Stephan Richter is the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Globalist, a daily online magazine on the global economy, politics and culture.


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