The 5 Biggest Companies In 1812


Recently, Fortune magazine published a list of the 500 biggest companies in America in 1812. Looking at the number of banks in the first five spots, it's easy to see that the financial sector was a driving force behind our fledgling country's economy. However, a lot has changed in 200 years. Many of these companies exist under different names than they used back then, and some have even been shut down entirely. To get you up to speed, here's a look at where the five biggest companies of 1812 are today.
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