Companies and Founders

S.No Famous Companies and Organisations Founder List
1 Abbott Laboratories – founded by Dr. Wallace Calvin Abbott in 1888 (North Chicago, Illinois, USA)
2 Adidas founded by Adolf “Adi” Dassler in 1924 (Herzogenaurach, Germany)
3 Amazon.com founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 (Seattle, Washington, USA)
4 American Express founded by Henry Wells (Wells & Company), William Fargo (Livingston, Fargo & Company), and John Warren Butterfield (Wells, Butterfield & Company) in 1850 (Albany, New York, USA)
5 Apple Inc. – Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in April 1, 1976 (Cupertino, California, USA)
6 Avon Products founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 (New York City, New York, USA)
7 BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke or Bavarian Motor Works) founded by Franz Josef Popp in 1916 (Munich, Germany)
8 Canon founded by by Takeshi Mitarai, Goro Yoshida, Saburo Uchida and Takeo Maeda in 1937 (Tokyo, Japan)
9 Carlsberg founded by J.C. (Jacob Christian) Jacobsen in 1847 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
10 Cisco Systems, Inc. founded by Len Bosack, Sandy Lerner and Richard Troiano in 1984 (San Francisco, USA)
11 Colgate-Palmolive founded by William Colgate in 1806 (New York City USA)
12 Comcast –  Ralph J. Roberts, Daniel Aaron and Julian A. Brodsky in 1963 (Tupelo, Mississippi, USA)
13 Dell founded by Michael Dell in November 4, 1984 (Austin, Texas, USA)
14 Deutsche Bank –by Adelbert Delbrück and a number of private bankers in 1870 (Berlin Germany)
15 eBay Inc. founded by Pierre Morad Omidyar in September 3, 1995 (San Jose, California, USA)
16 Ericsson founded by Lars Magnus Ericsson in 1876 (Stockholm, Sweden)
17 Facebook founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes in 2004 (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
18 FedEx founded by Frederick W. Smith in 1971 (Little Rock, Arkansas)
19 Ford Motor Company founded by Henry Ford in June 16, 1903 ( Detroit, Michigan, USA)
20 General Electric– founded by Charles Coffin,  Edwin Houston, Elihu Thomson, and Thomas Edison in 1892 (Schenectady, New York, USA)
21 Google Inc. founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in September 4, 1998 (Menlo Park, California, USA)
22 HP (Hewlett-Packard) Company founded by Bill Hewlett and David Packard in 1939 (Palo Alto, California, USA)
23 HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) founded by Sir Thomas Sutherland in 1865 (Hongkong and Shanghai, China)
24 Hyundai Motor Company founded by Hyundai Motor Company in December 29, 1967 (Seoul, South Korea)
25 IBM (International Business Machines) founded by Thomas J. Watson in June 16, 1911 (Endicott, New York, USA)
26 Intel Corporation founded by Gordon E. Moore, Robert Noyce and Arthur Rock in 1968 (Mountain View, California, USA)
27 Johnson & Johnson founded by Robert Wood Johnson I, James Wood Johnson, and Edward Mead Johnson in 1886 (New Brunswick, NJ, USA)
28 LG Corp founded by Koo In-Hwoi in  1947 (Seoul, South Korea)
29 L’Oréal founded by Eugène Schueller in 1909 (France)
30 McDonald’s founded by Richard and Maurice McDonald (McDonald’s restaurant concept) in May 15, 1940 in San Bernardino, California; and Ray Kroc (McDonald’s Corporation founder) in April 15, 1955 (Des Plaines, Illinois)
31 Microsoft founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in April 4, 1975 (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
32 Mitsubishi founded by Yataro Iwasaki in 1870 (Japan)
33 Morgan Stanley founded by Henry S. Morgan and Harold Stanley in 1935 (Wall Street, New York City, USA)
34 News Corporation founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1979 (Adelaide, Australia)
35 Nestlé –  by Henri Nestlé in 1866 (Vevey, Switzerland)
36 Nike founded by Bill Bowerman and Philip Knight in 1964 (Santa Monica, California, USA)
37 Nintendo founded by  Fusajiro Yamauchi in September 23, 1889 (Kyoto, Japan)
38 Nissan Motor – Masujiro Hashimoto, Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama, Meitaro Takeuchi and Yoshisuke Aikawa in December 26, 1933 (Japa
39 Nokia founded by Fredrik Idestam and Leo Mechelin in 1865 (Tampere, Finland)
40 Oracle Corporation founded by Larry Ellison,Bob Miner, Ed Oates in 1977 (California, USA)
41 PepsiCo, Inc. founded by Donald M. Kendall, President /CEO of Pepsi-Cola and Herman W. Lay, Chairman/CEO of Frito-Lay in 1986 (North Carolina, USA)
42 Philips –by Gerard Philips and Frederik Philips in 1891 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
43 Porsche founded by Ferdinand Porsche in 1931 (Germany)
44 Procter & Gamble founded by William Procter and James Gamble, in 1837 (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
45 Pfizer founded by cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart in 1849 (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
46 Samsung –  by Lee Byung-chull  in 1938 (Daegu South Korea)
47 SAP (Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing)- Dietmar Hopp, Hans-Werner Hector, Hasso Plattner, Klaus Tschira, Claus Wellenreuther in 1972 (Weinheim, Germany)
48 Siemens founded by Werner von Siemens in 1847 (Berlin Germany)
49 Sony founded by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita May 7, 1946 (Tokyo, Japan)
50 Suzuki Motor Corporation founded by Michio Maruti Suzuki in 1909 (Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan)
51 Sharp Corporation founded by Tokuji Hayakawa in 1912 (Tokyo, Japan)
52 Starbucks founded by Jerry Baldwin, Gordon Bowker and Zev Siegl in March 30, 1971 (Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, USA)
53 Tata Group – Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata in 1868 (Mumbai, India)
54 The Boeing Company founded by William E. Boeing in 1916 (Seattle, Washington, USA)
55 The Coca-Cola Company founded by John Pemberton and Asa Candler in 1892 (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
56 The Walt Disney Company founded by Walt and Roy Disney in October 16, 1923 (Los Angeles, California, USA)
57 Toshiba Corporation – Hisashige Tanaka, Ichisuke Fujioka and Shoichi Miyoshi in 1939 (Tokyo, Japan)
58 Unilever  – by Antonius Johannes Jurgens, Samuel van den Bergh and William Hulme Lever, 2nd Viscount Leverhulme in (London, United Kingdom,Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
59 United Parcel Service (UPS) – Jim Casey and Claude Ryan  in 1907 (Seattle, Washington, USA)
60 Walmart –  by Sam Walton in 1962 (Arkansas, USA)
61 Yahoo! founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in March 1, 1995 (Santa Clara, California, USA)

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