In 1995, Jeff Bezos founded the online book retailer in his garage outside of Seattle.
Amazon is the country’s largest internet retailer, with headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
In the garage of Jobs’ childhood home in Los Altos, three friends, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, founded Apple in 1976.
Apple has transformed personal technology and risen to become one of the world’s largest firms. Apple has relocated its headquarters to Cupertino, California.
Facebook was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg in his Harvard dorm room in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Facebook is used by over one billion people. Menlo Park, California is the company’s headquarters. Zuckerberg remains the company’s CEO.
In 1996, Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google as a research project while both students at Stanford. They began their business in a rented garage and three rooms in a Menlo Park home.
The corporation is worth billions of dollars and is based in Mountain View, California.
In 1968, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, both engineers, created Intel. In Mountain View, California, the corporation began with a $2.5 million investment.
Intel continues to make CPUs, but its headquarters have relocated to Santa Clara, California, and the business has expanded to become one of the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturers.
Samsung initially sold noodles and other produce. In 1969 Samsung-Sanyo Electronics, which later becomes Samsung Electronics, was established.
Samsung is a South Korean multinational industrial firm with headquarters in Samsung Town, Seoul. It is the largest South Korean chaebol, with multiple connected businesses, the majority of which are grouped under the Samsung name (business conglomerate).
Nokia began in Tammerkoski Rapids, Finland, in 1865, when engineer Fredrik Idestam constructed a paper factory. Idestam constructed a second paper mill on the banks of Finland’s Nokianvirta river six years later, giving his company the name Nokia Ab.
Nokia Corporation, founded in 1865, is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics corporation. Nokia’s headquarters are located in Espoo, Finland, which is part of the wider Helsinki metropolitan region.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft—originally known as Micro-Soft, for microprocessors and software—in an Albuquerque garage in 1975 to build software for the Altair 8800, an early personal computer.
The Microsoft campus is the company’s corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington, which is part of the Seattle metropolitan area. On February 26, 1986, Microsoft moved onto the university grounds, shortly before going public on March 13.