Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

American publisher

Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. is an American company known for publishing the Encyclopædia Britannica, the world's oldest encyclopedia, and also the second largest.

Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
IndustryReference material
Key people
Jacqui Safra (principal owner)
ProductsEncyclopædia Britannica, Britannica Online, Merriam-Webster products
RevenueNot reported
Number of employees
About 400 (300 in Chicago, 100 worldwide)[1]

Further readingEdit

  • “Encyclopædia Britannica May Refer to ‘For Sale’ to Raise Capital,” Portland Oregonian, April 7, 1995
  • Richard A. Melcher, “Dusting Off the Britannica,” Business Week, October 20, 1997
  • Robert McHenry, “The Building of Britannica Online”
  • Steve Barth, “Britannica on the Virtual Bookshelf,” Knowledge Management Magazine
  • Dorothy Auchter, “The Evolution of Encyclopædia Britannica,” Reference Services Review 27, no. 3: 297


  1. Smith, William C. (February 2, 2004). "Venerable tomes go digital". The National Law Journal: P8.

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