Business Facts

    Business Facts

    From business leaders' philanthropy, funny business blunders, to companies making a huge impact in the world - our business fun facts database has them all.

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    The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
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    2
    Dell Computers was started by a 19 year old with only $1,000.
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    3
    In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch or clock is usually 10:10.
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    4
    Colgate's first toothpaste came in a jar.
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    5
    The founder of McDonald's has a Bachelor degree in Hamburgerology.
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    6
    The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.
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    7
    The most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday.
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    8
    The retail price for the iPad would be $1,140 if it were built by American workers instead of Chinese.
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    9
    There is no tipping at restaurants in Japan.
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    Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
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    15
    Dell's first advertisement was made on the back of a pizza box.
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    16
    The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker.
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    17
    Steve Jobs' annual salary was $1, just enough to keep company health benefits.
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    18
    The Gmail logo was designed the night before it was launched.
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    20
    In Australia, Burger King is called Hungry Jack's.
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