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Companies Named After Individuals  

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List of companies named after individual people. Many companies derive their names from the individuals who founded the companies, or other important early contributors. (On occasion, the company is named as a tribute to an individual who is not directly involved in its founding, as with the fast food chain Wendy's, named for founder Dave Thomas's daughter, Melinda "Wendy" Thomas.)

Many of these famous names have now become recognizable brands, with consumers not even realizing that the name they have grown to recognize and trust once belonged to an individual person. (Who remembers that Tiffany & Co refers to Charles Lewis Tiffany?) In other cases, the founder remains as iconic as the business he or she started, as with Walt Disney and his animated films and theme parks, or Michael Dell and his eponymous computer firm.
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Twentieth Century Fox Film Cor... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Motion Picture and Video Production, Film industry, Film
Named after William Fox
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A&M Records is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Named after Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss
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A&W Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Restaurant, Fast food
Named after Roy Allen and Frank Wright
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Abbott Laboratories is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Pharmaceutical Preparation, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical industry
Named after Wallace Calvin Abbott
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Abercrombie & Fitch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Family Clothing Stores, Clothing, Retail
Named after David T. Abercrombie and Ezra Fitch
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Abrams Air Craft is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Named after Talbert Abrams
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Abt Sportsline is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Automotive industry
Named after Johann Abt
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Opel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Automotive industry
Named after Adam Opel
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Adidas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Design
Named after Adi Dassler
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A. G. Edwards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
A. G. Edwards
Named after Albert Gallatin Edwards
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Agusta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Agusta
Named after Giovanni Agusta
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AGV is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
AGV
Named after Gino Amisano
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Ajo Motorsport is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Ajo Motorsport
Named after Aki Ajo
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Albert Heijn and Ahold is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Albert Heijn and Ahold
Named after Albert Heijn
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ALDI is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Supermarket, Supermarket
Named after Theo and Karl Albrecht
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Alessi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing, Kitchen Utensil, Pot
Named after Giovanni Alessi
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Alex von Falkenhausen Motorenb... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Alex von Falkenhausen Motorenbau
Named after Alex Von Falkenhausen
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Alza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
Named after Alex Zaffaroni
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AMG is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
AMG
Named after Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher
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Amon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Amon
Named after Chris Amon
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Amstrad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Computer, Electronics industry
Named after Alan Sugar
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Anatra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Anatra
Named after Artur Antonovich Anatra
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Andrea Moda Formula is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Andrea Moda Formula
Named after Andrea Sassetti
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Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Malt Beverages, Brewing
Named after Lilly And Eberhard Anheuser, and Adolphus Busch
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Ann Summers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Named After Individuals
Retail
Named after Annice Summers