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Exxon Mobil XOMSector: Energy

As I recently highlighted in a full-length post about how Big Oil is more efficient than tech, you can’t go wrong with the major oil players when it comes to efficiency and scale. Among the 15 largest stocks on Wall Street (measured by market cap), Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) is the runaway leader with $5.27 million in revenue per employee. Chevron (NYSE:CVX) is a respectable second with $3.84 million.

The many contractors to keep down overhead and the lucrative nature of tapping a successful find and letting the oil flow makes this one of the most cash-rich segments of the market when measured on a per-employee basis.

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