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    Most successful company founded the year you were born

    In our entrepreneurial economy, it can be challenging for new companies to stay relevant long enough to break even, let alone make a lasting impact. However, there are many that have succeeded with this challenge, and reached new heights in the present day, with business reigns that have ranged from several years to centuries.

    To help find the companies that have truly stood the test of time, Stacker analyzed Barchart public company financials and the Field-Ritter dataset of company founding dates to identify the largest companies today that were created each year from 1920 to 2017. Our analysis focused on public companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges, with market capitalization figures as of Feb. 7, 2018.

    Determining when a public company got is an inexact science. To identify each company’s founding date, Field-Ritter researched the earliest incorporation date of every company and took into consideration mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

    Read on to explore the most successful company founded the year you were born.

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    1920 - Occidental Petroleum Corp

    Ticker: OXY (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $54.50 billion

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    1921 - Newmont Mining Corp

    Ticker: NEM (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $20.07 billion

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    1922 - Raytheon Company

    Ticker: RTN (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $58.14 billion

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    1923 - Walt Disney Company

    Ticker: DIS (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $159.94 billion

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    1924 - Totalfinaelf S.A. (Total S.A.)

    Ticker: TOT (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $138.99 billion

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    1925 - Caterpillar Inc

    Ticker: CAT (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $93.05 billion

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    1926 - Schlumberger N.V.

    Ticker: SLB (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $98.31 billion

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    1927 - Marriott

    Ticker: MAR (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $51.05 billion

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    1928 - General Mills

    Ticker: GIS (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $31.74 billion

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    1929 - Unilever

    Ticker: UN (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $95.63 billion

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    1930 - MGM Resorts International

    Ticker: MGM (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $19.75 billion

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    1931 - Baxter International Inc

    Ticker: BAX (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $36.32 billion

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    1932 - Moody's Corp

    Ticker: MCO (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $30.18 billion

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    1933 - Rockwell Collins

    Ticker: COL (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $22.14 billion

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    1934 - United Technologies Corp

    Ticker: UTX (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $103.66 billion

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    1935 - Morgan Stanley

    Ticker: MS (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $97.14 billion

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    1936 - Core Laboratories N.V.

    Ticker: CLB (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $5.01 billion

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    1937 - Canon Inc

    Ticker: CAJ (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $41.73 billion

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    1938 - Sprint Corp

    Ticker: S (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $20.40 billion

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    1939 - Hewlett-Packard Company

    Ticker: HPQ (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $35.26 billion

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    1940 - Air Products and Chemicals

    Ticker: APD (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $35.08 billion

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    1941 - Stryker Corp

    Ticker: SYK (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $57.69 billion

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    1942 - Vale S.A.

    Ticker: VALE (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $68.14 billion

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    1943 - Banco Bradesco S.A.

    Ticker: BBD (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $79.72 billion

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    1944 - Coca Cola European Partners

    Ticker: CCE (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $18.16 billion

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    1945 - Southern Company

    Ticker: SO (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $43.65 billion

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    1946 - Lowe's Companies

    Ticker: LOW (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $83.16 billion

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    1947 - T Rowe Price Group

    Ticker: TROW (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $25.92 billion

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    1948 - Honda Motor Company

    Ticker: HMC (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $65.50 billion

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    1949 - Medtronic Inc

    Ticker: MDT (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $110.54 billion

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    1950 - Sasol Ltd

    Ticker: SSL (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $22.22 billion

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    1951 - Texas Instruments

    Ticker: TXN (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $104.34 billion

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    1952 - General Dynamics Corp

    Ticker: GD (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $63.08 billion

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    1953 - Accenture Plc

    Ticker: ACN (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $98.27 billion

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    1954 - Toyota Motor Corp Ltd Ord

    Ticker: TM (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $203.62 billion

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    1955 - McDonald's Corp

    Ticker: MCD (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $131.68 billion

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    1956 - Watsco

    Ticker: WSO (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $6.07 billion

    A previous version of the story listed CarMax as the largest company created in 1956. The first CarMax was opened in 1993 as a division of Circuit City.

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    1957 - O'Reilly Automotive

    Ticker: ORLY (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $21.67 billion

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    1958 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp

    Ticker: EW (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $26.89 billion

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    1959 - Anadarko Petroleum Corp

    Ticker: APC (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $31.46 billion

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    1960 - Rogers Communication

    Ticker: RCI (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $23.77 billion

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    1961 - Broadcom Ltd

    Ticker: AVGO (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $98.51 billion

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    1962 - Wal-Mart Stores

    Ticker: WMT (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $298.90 billion

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    1963 - Comcast

    Ticker: CMCSA (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $185.41 billion

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    1964 - Nike Inc

    Ticker: NKE (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $106.11 billion

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    1965 - Analog Devices

    Ticker: ADI (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $33.00 billion

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    1966 - Mastercard Inc

    Ticker: MA (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $179.21 billion

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    1967 - Applied Materials

    Ticker: AMAT (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $52.85 billion

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    1968 - Intel Corp

    Ticker: INTC (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $210.18 billion

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    1969 - Danaher Corp

    Ticker: DHR (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $67.61 billion

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    1970 - Visa Inc

    Ticker: V (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $248.53 billion

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    1971 - The Charles Schwab Corp

    Ticker: SCHW (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $70.86 billion

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    1972 - SAP Ag

    Ticker: SAP (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $133.17 billion

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    1973 - Canadian Natural Resources

    Ticker: CNQ (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $38.90 billion

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    1974 - Carnival Corp

    Ticker: CCL (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $37.00 billion

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    1975 - Microsoft Corp

    Ticker: MSFT (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $703.22 billion

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    1976 - Discover Financial Services

    Ticker: DFS (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $27.67 billion

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    1977 - Apple Inc

    Ticker: AAPL (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $827.22 billion

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    1978 - Home Depot

    Ticker: HD (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $223.09 billion

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    1979 - Boston Scientific Corp

    Ticker: BSX (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $36.69 billion

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    1980 - Amgen

    Ticker: AMGN (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $127.54 billion

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    1981 - Infosys Ltd

    Ticker: INFY (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $37.96 billion

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    1982 - Adobe Systems Inc

    Ticker: ADBE (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $95.60 billion

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    1983 - AT&T Inc

    Ticker: T (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $226.10 billion

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    1984 - Cisco Systems Inc

    Ticker: CSCO (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $198.59 billion

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    1985 - Altria Group

    Ticker: MO (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $126.95 billion

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    1986 - Celgene Corp

    Ticker: CELG (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $75.78 billion

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    1987 - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

    Ticker: TSM (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $226.06 billion

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    1988 - Blackrock

    Ticker: BLK (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $86.20 billion

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    1989 - Vertex Pharmaceutical

    Ticker: VRTX (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $40.34 billion

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    1990 - Time Warner Inc

    Ticker: TWX (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $74.22 billion

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    1991 - Ntt Docomo Inc

    Ticker: DCM (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $97.14 billion

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    1992 - Charter Communications

    Ticker: CHTR (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $91.92 billion

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    1993 - Nvidia Corp

    Ticker: NVDA (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $136.70 billion

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    1994 - Amazon

    Ticker: AMZN (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $698.49 billion

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    1995 - Lockheed Martin Corp

    Ticker: LMT (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $96.80 billion

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    1996 - Novartis Ag

    Ticker: NVS (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $199.83 billion

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    1997 - Priceline Group

    Ticker: PCLN (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $90.65 billion

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    1998 - Alphabet Class C

    Ticker: GOOG (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $750.80 billion

     

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    1999 - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

    Ticker: BABA (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $474.25 billion

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    2000 - JP Morgan Chase & Co

    Ticker: JPM (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $388.99 billion

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    2001 - Mizuho Financial Group

    Ticker: MFG (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $47.56 billion

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    2002 - Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc

    Ticker: SMFG (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $63.56 billion

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    2003 - Tesla Inc

    Ticker: TSLA (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $56.40 billion

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    2004 - Facebook Inc

    Ticker: FB (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $538.48 billion

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    2005 - Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group Inc

    Ticker: MTU (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $98.61 billion

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    2006 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

    Ticker: TMO (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $84.00 billion

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    2007 - Bank of New York Mellon Corp

    Ticker: BK (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $56.24 billion

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    2008 - Anheuser-Busch Inbev S.A.

    Ticker: BUD (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $184.50 billion

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    2009 - Lloyds Banking Group Plc

    Ticker: LYG (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $69.09 billion

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    2010 - United Continental Holdings

    Ticker: UAL (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $18.95 billion

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    2011 - Xylem Inc

    Ticker: XYL (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $12.81 billion

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    2012 - Duke Energy Corp

    Ticker: DUK (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $52.14 billion

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    2013 - Abbvie Inc

    Ticker: ABBV (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $177.52 billion

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    2014 - Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Ticker: WBA (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $71.12 billion

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    2015 - Kraft Heinz Co

    Ticker: KHC (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $90.54 billion

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    2016 - Fortive Corp

    Ticker: FTV (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $25.06 billion

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    2017 - Dxc Technology Company

    Ticker: DXC (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $27.37 billion

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