Journey Of Top Technological Companies: You might be awestruck by the whopping numbers of the net worth of some of the big Technological Companies. But have you ever wondered how they have evolved over the years? Did you know Google was born as a humble research project? Well, there are many that started as small ventures from a garage but now rule the world. Here we will discuss the Journey Of Top Technological Companies.
The company began its journey on April 1, 1976 with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as the founders. Started as a venture to make computers, Apple has moved on to become a leading electronic brand name in the market. After the birth of iPod music player in 2001 and iTunes Music Store in 2003, the company dropped the word ‘computer’ from their name in 2007, when the first iPhone was launched! The company stands at a net worth of $750 billion and aspires to make it a trillion soon. The 41 year journey has been eventful and has seen many ups and downs but where they stand today, you know they’ve created history!
Number 2. Google and Alphabet
Would you believe us if we say that this $101.8 billion worth company was started as a research project in 1996? Larry Page and Sergey Brin conceptualized ‘Backrub’ while they were PhD students at Stanford University. The formal incorporation of the company ‘Google’ occurred on September 4, 1998 in a garage in California. From a search engine, it has come a long way by launching Adwords, PPC and its own mobile operating system, Android. 2011 marked the birth of Google+ which may be called a rival of Facebook. Then as a corporate restructuring, it created Alphabet on October 2, 2015 which stands at $579.5 billion of worth! Now that is some success!
Number 3. Microsoft
One of the top software companies in the world, Microsoft was founded by childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975. The company was born when the two innovative minds came up with the idea of building an interpreter for the groundbreaking Altaire 8800 microcomputer. It might interest you to know that the pair did not own the computer themselves but successfully starting a partnership with MITS, parent company of Altaire! That was just the beginning and the future decades saw the rise of the company through MS-DOS, Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer and X-Box game consoles. The company stands at a whopping $507.5 billion today.
Number 4. Facebook
Facebook Launched in 2004, Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerburg (we all know that) along with Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin from their dorm room at Harvard. Would you believe us if we say Facebook had reached 1 million users by the end of the same year? Initially open to only students, Facebook moved towards general public in September 2006 after launching it for mobile devices! Another amazing thing is that Facebook introduced photos only in 2005, surprising! It even bought Whatsapp and Instagram and is currently worth $435 billion!
Number 5. Amazon
Selling books online was the idea behind Amazon when it was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos in his garage! The idea came up very beautifully, the least we could say. But that small venture of selling books has expanded to a full store replete with items from all categories with about 63 million subscribers. It made a strange move by opening a physical store in 2015 in Seattle which was unlikely for any e-commerce site. A three tower headquarter building is likely to be finished by 2020. The company has crossed the net worth of $330 billion, not bad for a company that started as selling books!
Number 6. Alibaba
Started as an online portal for the small retailers of China to unite them international buyers, the group has risen to new levels over the years with a net worth of $264.9 billion! The journey began in 1999, when Jack Ma founded the company with 17 others. Would you believe that it is currently the biggest IPO in the world? Apart from sales service, the company has a hand in other services like online payments and cloud computing. The English teacher, Ma had a weakness in computer knowledge but his vision outgrew his shortfall! You can surely create magic when you are dedicated!
Number 7. Samsung
This South Korean company was founded in 1938 by Lee Byung-chul as a trading company. Did that shock you? Well it has come a long way, passed through many changes to become what it is today. The Samsung electronics company that we know today only began in late 1960s after the division of former company into Samsung group, Hyosung group, Hankook Tire and other businesses. It was not until 1990s that the company began to rise on an international level and see where it is today, standing at $217 billion of net worth!
Number 8. IBM
The roots of this empire lie deep in 1911 when 3 companies merged to form CTR, Computing Tabulating Recording Company as per the names of the three mergers. It was only 1924 when the name was changed to International Business Machines Corporation, IBM as it is known today. Conceptualized in a small village, IBM has now spread to the entire globe with over 12 research labs. They have always focused on computer hardware and software but IBM is also behind the concept of ATM, floppy disk, magnetic stripe card and Universal Product Code. Their success is evident from the fact that most of the latest gaming consoles use IBM microprocessors! It stands at a net worth of $162.4 billion, amazing!
Number 9. Reddit
Back in 2005 Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian were in their hostel room at Virginia University when they founded reddit. Can you believe a company with such humble roots to rise to the sky? They probably had no idea that their concept would turn into one of the biggest online communities one day! Reddit revolves around the idea of sharing articles, images and links on a platform and rating it together with giving feedback. All this with such ease and without even revealing your email id!
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