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Interesting financial tidbit

mogley98mogley98 Member Posts: 18,297 ✭✭✭✭
edited September 2016 in General Discussion
The top ten companies based on Market Capitalization

Apple, Alphabet(Google), Microsoft, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, Exxon, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, GE, Wells Fargo.


Microsoft made Bill Gates the richest man in America, 2 other billionaires from MS are Steve Ballmer #21 and Paul Allen # 26.

Ole man Buffet Berkshire Hathaway is #2 on the list of Billionaires.

Jeff Bezos #4 made his with Amazon.

Zuckerberg is #7 with Facebook also #55 from facebook

Google created 3 Billionaires Page and Brin are number 10 & 11 with Schmidt at 48th.

Apple created great wealth for Steve Jobs but that couldn't fend off Pancreatic cancer, Laureen Jobs is still worth billions at #23 on the list.


The old school guys are all gone, perhaps Buffet next.

Rockefeller was the wealthiest man in the world Standard oil essentially became Exxon.

Good Old Thomas Edison was a lot of GE.

The Johnson Brothers are not even a memory save the name.

Henry Wells and William Fargo are long gone.

Wonder what the list will look like in 2050?
Why don't we go to school and work on the weekends and take the week off!

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    AzAfshinAzAfshin Member Posts: 2,986 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Clintonbell, Clintonmart, Clinton Oil, iClinton, Clinton Power, Clinton Fargo, Clinton South, Clintonsoft, Clintonshop, Clinton & Clinton. [:D][:D]
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    spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 37,724 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    klinton mortuary ...killinton funeral home..clinton convenience crematories....
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    Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 66,372 ******
    edited November -1
    For some reason, I thought Standard Oil became Chevron. Wonder why I was under that impression?
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    droptopdroptop Member Posts: 8,367 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Mr. Perfect
    For some reason, I thought Standard Oil became Chevron. Wonder why I was under that impression?


    Confusing but I'd bet the Saudi's know for certain.

    From Google:
    Standard Oil of New York - or Socony, merged with Vacuum - renamed Mobil, now part of ExxonMobil. Standard Oil of California - or Socal - renamed Chevron, became ChevronTexaco, but returned to Chevron. Standard Oil of Indiana - or Stanolind, renamed Amoco (American Oil Co.) - now part of BP.
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    yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,189 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by droptop
    quote:Originally posted by Mr. Perfect
    For some reason, I thought Standard Oil became Chevron. Wonder why I was under that impression?


    Confusing but I'd bet the Saudi's know for certain.

    From Google:
    Standard Oil of New York - or Socony, merged with Vacuum - renamed Mobil, now part of ExxonMobil. Standard Oil of California - or Socal - renamed Chevron, became ChevronTexaco, but returned to Chevron. Standard Oil of Indiana - or Stanolind, renamed Amoco (American Oil Co.) - now part of BP.


    Ain't Coke in the mix somewhere?
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    Franz?Franz? Member Posts: 2,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Vacuum Oil building still stands in Rochester, NY on Exchange Street.
    Vacuum invented the process oil is still refined by today, distilling crude in a pressure reduced atmosphere.
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    wpageabcwpageabc Member Posts: 8,760 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Interesting also that B4 the computer boom the top three did not exist...
    "What is truth?'
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    austin20austin20 Member Posts: 35,092 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The newest Technology the newest billionaires
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