The 5 Biggest Companies In 1812

AAA

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.
  1. No results found.
Related Articles
  1. Small Business

    The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  2. Investing

    America's Biggest Companies Look Reasonably Priced

    These giants offer investors a reasonable dividend and strong, dependable earnings.
  3. Managing Wealth

    The Real Cost Of A Speeding Ticket

    Speeding can come at a cost that goes well beyond one driver and one ticket.
  4. Insights

    Investors Share Their Fears Following Election

    We asked, and you answered: what's your biggest financial concern after the 2016 election?
  5. Investing

    Will the Stock Rally Last Past Christmas?

    The stock market can't seem to make up its mind. Will investors end up with coal for Christmas or might their wishes come true?
  6. Investing

    Why You Shouldn't Buy Investments You Know

    Though it's got merit, buying what you know could hold you back from achieving greater investment yields.
  7. Personal Finance

    Top 5 Biggest Bank Failures

    In recent decades, there have been some major bank failures. Here are five of the biggest in U.S. history.
  8. Investing

    Old Stock Certificates: Lost Treasure Or Wallpaper?

    What if you've discovered some old shares in bearer form? Follow our tips and find out what they're worth.
  9. Trading

    The Best Stocks to Own in December (UL, SO)

    See four of the best performing stocks in December over the last 26 years.
  10. Investing

    Why All of the World's Top 10 Companies Are American (AAPL, GOOL)

    The top 10 companies in the world by market capitalization are all American, but history shows that such dominance in the ranks of global titans does not last for very long.
Hot Definitions
  1. Investment

    An asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or appreciate in the future. In an economic ...
  2. Redlining

    The unethical practice whereby financial institutions make it extremely difficult or impossible for residents of poor inner-city ...
  3. Nonfarm Payroll

    A statistic researched, recorded and reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics intended to represent the total number ...
  4. Conflict Theory

    A theory propounded by Karl Marx that claims society is in a state of perpetual conflict due to competition for limited resources. ...
  5. Inflation-Linked Savings Bonds (I Bonds)

    U.S. government-issued debt securities similar to regular savings bonds, except they offer an investor inflationary protection, ...
  6. Peak Globalization

    Peak globalization is a theoretical point at which the trend towards more integrated world economies reverses or halts.
Trading Center