ExxonMobil earned almost $16 billion last quarter [PDF], up nearly 50 percent from the second quarter of 2011.

That’s $5.3 billion a month. About $176 million a day. $7 million an hour — almost three times as much as the average college grad earns in a lifetime. The company also very likely pays less in taxes than you do.

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Hopefully, CEO Rex Tillerson feels better now.

Via Bill McKibben.

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