Ten fun facts about General Electric


Fact 1
The name General Electric came after the 1892 merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company.

Fact 2
Since the company played a role in nuclear weapon production in the 1980's and 1990's, some people boycotted their products as a result of their disapproval.

Fact 3
It was one of the 12 original companies on the newly formed Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896 and is still on the list today, 118 years later.


Fact 4
The world's first ever voice radio broadcast in 1906 was thanks to a General Electric engineer named Ernst Frederick Werner Alexanderson.

Fact 5
In 2009, General Electric was fined $50 million for two separate cases of making investors think that the company would meet or go above their earning expectations.

Fact 6
General Electric received several achievements in 2013, including being named one of the most respected companies, the most admired companies and the most ethical companies.

Fact 7
Their program, healthyimagination, has been funded with at least $6 billion to help develop more affordable healthcare for people everywhere.

Fact 8
The creation of their 40W Energy Smart LED bulb replaced the 40W incadescent bulb, providing 77% energy savings and lasted 25 times as long.

Fact 9
In the 1960's, General Electric was one of the eight major computer companies.

Fact 10
As of 2013, the company's total revenue was approximately $146 billion and their net income was about $13 billion.


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An American multinational corporation which operates through Technology Infrastructure, Capital Finance and COnsumer and Industrial.

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