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Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame: Fortune 500

  Some of the largest companies and best known brands in the United States were founded by immigrants. A 2011 study concluded that 40 percent of the Fortune 500 were founded by immigrants or the children of immigrants. Here we have profiled 32 of these immigrant entrepreneurs. They were inventors, financiers, pioneers and philanthropists. Today, the companies they founded collectively produce more than $1 trillion in annual revenue.   Elihu Thomson England General Electric co-founder Ranked 9 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Alexander Graham Bell Scotland AT&T and Verizon founder Ranked 11 and 16 in the 2014 Fortune 500   James Gamble and William Procter Ireland and England Procter & Gamble co-founders Ranked 31 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Daniel Aaron Germany Comcast co-founder Ranked 44 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Sergey Brin Russia Google co-founder Ranked 46 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Charles Pfizer Germany Pfizer Inc. co-founder Ranked 51 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Albert Butz Switzerland Honeywell International founder Ranked 77 in the 2014 Fortune 500   E. I. du Pont France DuPont co-founder Ranked 86 in the 2014 Fortune 500   James L. (J.L.) Kraft Canada Kraft Foods Group, Mondelez International founder Ranked 156 and 89 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Andrew Carnegie Scotland TIAA-CREF and United States Steel co-founder Ranked 95 and 166 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Hugh Chisholm Canada International Paper co-founder Ranked 107 in the 2013 Fortune 500   Max and Morris Feldberg Russia TJX Companies, Inc. Ranked 108 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Alexander and Charles Meston Scotland Emerson co-founders Ranked 121 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Nigel Morris England Capital One Financial co-founder Ranked 124 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Maxwell Kohl Poland Kohl’s founder Ranked 151 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Pierre Omidyar France eBay founder Ranked 180 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Thomas Alexander Mellon Ireland BNY Mellon founder Ranked 181 in the 2014 Fortune 500   John Pitcairn Jr. Scotland PPG Industries founder Ranked 190 in the 2014 Fortune 500   George N. Hatsopoulos Greece Thermo Fischer Scientific co-founder Ranked 215 in 2014 Fortune 500   John W. Nordstrom Sweden Nordstrom founder Ranked 224 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Kiran Patel Zambia WellCare Health Plans founder Ranked 294 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Francisco D’Souza India Cognizant co-founder Ranked 308 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Frederick Weyerhäuser Germany Weyerhaeuser founder Ranked 320 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Ivor Royston and Charles Weissman England and Switzerland Biogen Idec co-founders Ranked 375 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Sol Shenk Russia Big Lots founder Ranked 473 in the 2014 Fortune 500   Walter Bowes England Pitney Bowes founder Ranked 489 in the 2013 Fortune 500   Jerry Yang Taiwan Yahoo! Inc. co-founder Ranked 494 in the 2013 Fortune 500   Charles Wang China CA co-founder Ranked 499 in the 2013 Fortune 500   Back to Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

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