What Are The 10 Biggest Tech Companies In The World? 5/10


Microsoft (MSFT)

Interesting Fact: Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has executed nine stock splits since going public.



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CEO: Satya Nadella
Product: Software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services
Founded by: Bill Gates & Paul Allen on April 4, 1975
Employees: 124,000
Headquarters: Redmond, Washington
Market Cap: $ 724.2 billion AND GROWING
YoY growth: 47%
Growth in the last ten years: 231%

Microsoft was founded back in the mid-70s in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It took about ten years until it completed its Initial Public Offering (IPO), which raised $61 million at the time – famously making Bill Gates super rich. Since then, this has been one of the most reliable tech investments, as we use its software and video games technology all over the world.


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