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Companies Named After Individuals

Updated November 22, 2019 9.4k views769 items
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

    Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp

    Motion Picture and Video Production, Film industry
    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

    A&W Restaurants

    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

    Abbott Laboratories

    Pharmaceutical Preparation, Biotechnology
    Named after Wallace Calvin Abbott
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    Abercrombie & Fitch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Named After Individuals

    Abercrombie & Fitch

    Family Clothing Stores, Clothing
    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

    Abt Sportsline

    Automotive industry
    Named after Johann Abt
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    Opel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Named After Individuals

    Opel

    Automotive industry
    Named after Adam Opel
  • 9
    Adidas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Named After Individuals

    Adidas

    Fashion accessory, Sports equipment
    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

    ALDI

    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

    Alessi

    All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing, Kitchen Utensil
    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

    Alza

    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

    Amstrad

    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

    Anheuser-Busch

    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
    Named after Annice Summers
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