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General Electric Company
Traded as
  • S&P 100 component
  • S&P 500 component
ISIN US3696041033
Industry Conglomerate
Founded April 15, 1892; 130 years ago (1892-04-15), in Schenectady, New York through the merger of Edison General Electric Co. by Thomson-Houston Electric
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Area served
Key people
H. Lawrence Culp Jr.
(Chairman & CEO)
Revenue Decrease US$ 95.214 billion (2019)
Operating income
Increase US$ 1.271 billion (2019)
Increase US$ −5.439 billion (2019)
Total assets Decrease US$ 266.048 billion (2019)
Total equity Decrease US$ 29.861 billion (2019)
Number of employees
205,000 (2020)
  • GE Additive
  • GE Aviation
  • GE Capital
  • GE Digital
  • GE Global Research
  • GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
  • GE Healthcare
  • GE Power
  • GE Renewable Energy
  • GE Ventures

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.

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

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