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The Companies They Founded

I'll give you the founders, date founded, business sector and headquarters location. You figure out what company they founded.
The headquarters are not necessarily where the company was founded
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Last updated: July 21, 2022
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First submittedApril 23, 2017
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Founders
Business Sector
Date Founded
Current Headquarters
Company Founded
Pierre Omidyar
E-tail
1995
San Jose, CA
eBay
Kiichiro Toyoda
Automotive
1937
Aichi, Japan
Toyota
Bill Gates, Paul Allen
Technology
1975
Redmond, WA
Microsoft
William S. Paley, Arthur Judson
Media
1927
New York City
CBS
Sir Jack Cohen
Retail
1919
Welwyn Garden City, England
Tesco
Jeff Bezos
E-tail
1994
Seattle, WA
Amazon
Herb Kelleher
Travel
1971
Dallas, TX
Southwest Airlines
Larry Page, Sergey Brin
Technology
1998
Mountain View, CA
Google
Lee Byung-chul
Technology
1938
Seoul, South Korea
Samsung
Sir Richard Branson
Conglomerate
1970
London, England
Virgin Group
Glen Bell
Restaurant
1962
Irvine, CA
Taco Bell
Henry J. Raymond, George Jones
Media
1851
New York City
New York Times
Ingvar Kamprad
Retail
1943
Delft, Netherlands
IKEA
Scott & Bill Rasmussen, Ed Eagan
Media
1979
Bristol, CT
ESPN
Jerry Yang, David Filo
Technology
1994
Sunnyvale, CA
Yahoo!
Phil Knight, Bill Bowerman
Clothing
1964
Beaverton, OR
Nike
James Cash Penney
Retail
1902
Plano, TX
JC Penney
Travis Kalanick, Garrett Camp
Ride-share
2009
San Francisco, CA
UBER
Charles Ranlett Flint
Technology
1911
Armonk, NY
IBM
Gordon Bowker, Ziv Siegel, Jerry Baldwin
Restaurant
1971
Seattle, WA
Starbucks
8 Comments
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Level 59
Apr 23, 2017
Cool quiz, really tough! I blanked out completely and couldn't come up with any companies :) It would' ve helped some if it was listed chronologically, maybe...
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Level 78
Jul 21, 2022
I just added the business sector, which I imagine will at least give more insight.
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Level ∞
Apr 25, 2017
Nice quiz
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Level 71
Jul 24, 2022
great quiz! Many were work-out-able with background knowledge, which is always very satisfying. Nominated.
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2022
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2022
Nice quiz! Maybe accept NYT as a type in?
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2022
Never thought of that, thanks. Good idea.
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Level 72
Apr 21, 2023
You could add Sam Walton of Walmart.

A few of those I would never have guessed. Herb and the Rasmussen brothers’ companies have very little foot print in the UK. Albeit I suspect Jack Cohen is a tricky one for non Brits (and me).

Interesting quiz though.