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Pearson plc
Public limited company
Traded as LSEPSON
NYSEPSO
FTSE 100 Component
Industry Education Mass media
Founded 1844; 176 years ago (1844) (as S. Pearson & Son)
London, England, U.K.
Founder Samuel Pearson
Headquarters 80 Strand (Shell Mex House), ,
Key people
Sidney Taurel (Chairman)
John Fallon (CEO)
Products Publishing (books, newspapers, magazines)
Services Educational assessment
School management
Higher education
Revenue £4,129 million (2018)
Operating income
£553 million (2018)
£590 million (2018)

Pearson plc is a British multinational publishing and education company. They are headquartered in London. It was created as a construction business in the 1840s, but they changed to publishing in the 1920s. It is the biggest education company, and it was once the largest book publisher in the world.


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