Famous American Companies Founded By Immigrants

TIM, Famous Immigrants, Making Money

Immigrants make up 13% of the U.S. population. Like most immigrants they leave home and family travelling millions of miles seeking better opportunities and in pursuit of the American Dream. Hard work and the chance of a better as anchor they would do whatever it takes to excel and emerge. For many, their unique skills and fresh perspectives lead them to entrepreneurship, which leads to astronomical success and fame. Here is a list of some such iconic companies created or founded by immigrants. The next big idea or invention just might be another immigrant success story!


Immigrant Founder: Sergey Brin
Country Of Origin: Russia


Immigrant Founder: Jerry Yang
Country Of Origin: Taiwan


Immigrant Founder: Alexander Graham Bell
Country Of Origin: Scotland

Goldman Sachs

Immigrant Founder: Marcus Goldman
Country Of Origin: Germany


Immigrant Founder: Pierre Omidyar
Country Of Origin: France

Immigrant Founder: Theodore and Milton Deutschmann
Country Of Origin: England

Immigrant Founder: Maxwell Kohl
Country Of Origin: Poland


Immigrant Founder: Daniel Aaron
Country Of Origin: Germany

Big Lots!

Immigrant Founder: Sol Shenk
Country Of Origin: Russia


Immigrant Founder: John W. Nordstrom
Country Of Origin: Sweden


Immigrant Founder: William Colgate
Country Of Origin: England

Sara Lee

Immigrant Founder: Nathan Cummings
Country Of Origin: Canada


Immigrant Founder: E.I. du Pont
Country Of Origin: France

Kraft Foods

Immigrant Founder: James L. Kraft
Country Of Origin: Canada


Immigrant Founders: Charles Pfizer, Charles Erhart
Country Of Origin: Germany

Procter & Gamble

Immigrant Founders: William Procter, James Gamble
Countries Of Origin: England, Ireland



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