General Electric

American multinational conglomerate

General Electric is a big and multinational company based in the United States. It was created in 1892 by Thomas Edison through merging several companies that initially made electrical things. In the middle 20th century it became a major maker of turbojet engines and now makes many things.

General Electric Company
Company typePublic
FoundedApril 15, 1892; 132 years ago (1892-04-15), in Schenectady, New York through the merger of Edison General Electric Co. by Thomson-Houston Electric
HeadquartersBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Area served
Key people
H. Lawrence Culp Jr.
(Chairman & CEO)
RevenueDecrease US$ 95.214 billion (2019)
Increase US$ 1.271 billion (2019)
Increase US$ −5.439 billion (2019)
Total assetsDecrease US$ 266.048 billion (2019)
Total equityDecrease US$ 29.861 billion (2019)
Number of employees
205,000 (2020)
Footnotes / references

As of 2008, they are the third biggest company in the world.[2] In May 2020, it sold its light bulb business. [3]


  1. "FORM 10-K" (PDF). General Electric. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 March 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  2. Akdeniz, Can (2013-10-03). Happy Company: How To Create A Happy, Trustable and Successful Business. Can Akdeniz. pp. 28–29. ISBN 978-1-4928-6150-8.
  3. Levenson, Michael (2020-05-28). "G.E., Which Traces Its Roots to Thomas Edison, Sells Its Lighting Business". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-14.