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A public company is a company whose shares are sold to the general public. The owners of public company are its shareholders. Sometimes a private company "goes public" so it can sell more shares to more shareholders.

The Dutch East India Company is often called the first public company.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Empresa de capital abierto para niños

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