Fascinating Graphics Show Who Owns All The Major Brands In The World

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

All the biggest product brands in the world are owned by a handful of corporation. Food, cleaning products, banks, airlines, cars, media companies... everything is in the hands of these megacorporations. These graphics show how everything is connected.

Consumer goods

In the supermarket — as you can see in the graphic at the top — Mondelez, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pepsico, P&G, Johnson&Johnson, Mars, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's and Unilever own everything.

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

This graphic is sightly outdated, but it shows Johnson&Johnson's brand connections. The graphic on top is up to date.

Financial assets

It doesn't stop in the supermarket, of course. Our money is all in the hands of a few megacorporations too. Here's all the stuff that merged into Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America,and Wells Fargo since 1996. Now, according to MotherJones, 54 per cent of all the financial assets in the United States are owned by just 10 institutions.

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

Studios and media companies

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

TV channels

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

Airlines

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

Cars

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

Your beer

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

Everything else

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

This graphic is from 2003, but it shows all the connections between all brands, from liquor to clothing to music labels.


Comments

    What is this 'Graphics show' that owns all these brands?

    Renault Nissan alliance has a subsidiary called Samsung? What?

      SsangYong.

      You know those terrible people movers?

      Yeah...

        Wrong:
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Samsung_Motors
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SsangYong_Motor_Company

      samsung is a global conglomerate of hundreds of companies
      They make everything

    That car "map" is terrible. A horrible way to communicate that information, it's nothing like a public transport map, ownership and relationships between car companies. Oh and was that really the best copy of that image you could find? They have high res PDF versions on the actual source website!

    When people start believing that saying "Wrong [wikipedia link]" constitutes an actual informed opinion, an educated guess, or a valid point, you can tell the education system is failing miserably.

      It's usually one of the first results on most Google searches and has a nice concise opening paragraph and then more detail if needed. It is also fairly accurate. If you have issues with it you are free to provide your own sources but for stuff like this it's fine.

        That right there is the problem: people think it's a quality resource.

          It's an amazing springboard for most topics, check out the citations at the bottom of the page.

    You could go a step further and show who owns or has the most shares in these companies. Long story short, it all comes down to a handful of families that basically own everything.

    I was looking through this page at all the lovely pictures... then realised there was no text. So I scrolled up to see the author... Jesus Diaz strikes again! I dont know how he does it! day in, day out, posting pictures he finds on the net and getting paid for it!

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