This worldwide entertainment company acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2010. It operates in five segments, including Consumer Products and Interactive Media. Its market capitalization is $78.8 billion, and its largest shareholder is Steve Jobs.
The Walt Disney Company was founded by brothers Walt and Roy Disney in 1923 as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. However, by 1929, Roy was out of the picture and only Walt’s name appeared on the stationery. After fifty years as the undisputed US leader of the animation industry, the company expanded into online media, publishing and radio. However, it remains best known for its movies, which have helped make it a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average for twenty years.