GO
Loading...

CNBC Quizzes

Quiz: QUIZ: Techonomists of the Past

Question 2 of 10

Which company founded by Thomas Edison is one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world today?

  1. General Electric
  2. Honeywell
  3. NBC
  4. Philips
Correct!

Thomas Edison is the holder of almost 1100 patents in four countries, and no single individual is more responsible for the development of mass communication than he is. In addition to inventing the stock ticker, the phonograph and the telegraph, he invented systems to distribute electrical power to homes and businesses, easily one of the most significant events in the development of the modern world. Edison was no less formidable a force in business, founding 14 companies. One of them, General Electric, was among the first to be listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world today. Not bad for a home-schooled kid from New Jersey.

SOURCE: GE Emerges World's Largest Company: Forbes | TradingMarkets.com