Tuesday, September 24, 2013
IMMIGRATION - DID YOU KNOW?
These corporations were founded by immigrants:
Founder: Sergey Brin
(COO)Country of Origin: Russia
Founder: Alexander Graham Bell
Note: Bell came to the U.S. as a teacher of the deaf, which led him to invent the microphone and telephone.
Founder: Marcus Goldman
Note: Sachs was started in 1869 in a one-room office in New York City
Founder: Pierre Omidyar
Note: He is one of the largest donors against human trafficking.
Founder: Theodore and Milton Deutschmann
Note: The company was named after the wooden compartment aboard ships that held the radio equipment. The first store was opened in Boston, MA in 1921.
Founder: Maxwell Kohl
Note: He worked in Milwaukee till 1927 and saved enough money to open a small grocery, the beginning of Kohl's.
Founder: Daniel Aaron
Note: He started as a journalist who did a story on a cable company sparking his interest in cable.
Founder: Sol Shenk
Note: Big Lots started in 1967 as an auto parts wholesale store.
Founder: Jerry Yang
Note: At the age of 10, the only English word he knew was "shoe."
Founder: John W Nordstrom
Note: He came to the U.S. in 1887 at the age of 16 with $5.00 in his pocket.
Founder: William Colgate
Note: In 1806 his first business was a starch, soap and candle shop in New York City.
Founder: Nathan Cummings
Note: He was accidentally born in Canada when his parents got off the boat in Saint Johns, Canada, one stop early, instead of New York City, when immigrating from Lithuania.
Founder: E. I. duPont
Note: He studied explosives production in the 1700s in France before coming to the U.S.
Founder: James L. Kraft
Note: He invested in a cheese company that went bust, then scraped up enough money to start Kraft.
Founder: Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart
Note: They started the company with a $2,500 loan from Pfizer's father.
PROCTER & GAMBLE
Founder: William Procter and James Gamble
COO: England and Ireland
Note: Procter came to the U.S. in 1830 after his London shop was destroyed by fire and burglary; met Gamble and they teamed up.
If you are against immigrants and are shopping at any of the above stores, you are shopping at the wrong place!