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Bertelsmann

Bertelsmann
Company nameBertelsmann AG
Company typePrivate
IndustryMedia
Founded1835
HeadquartersGütersloh, Germany
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleHartmut Ostrowski, Chairman & CEO
Dr. Thomas Rabe, Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Immanuel Hermreck, Executive Vice President Human Resources
ProductsBroadcasting
Publishing
Music
Media Services
Revenue(+) -15.353 billion (2009)
Net income(+) -35 Million (2009)
Employees103.000

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Bertelsmann AG is a multinational media corporation founded in 1835, based in Gütersloh, Germany. The company operates in 63 countries and employs 102,983 workers (as of December 31, 2009), which makes it the most international media corporation in the world. In 2008 the company reported a -16.118 billion consolidated revenue and an operating EBIT of -1.568 billion. Among its some 2000 subdivisions, subsidiaries, and branches are Random House, RTL Group, Gruner + Jahr, Arvato, and BMG Rights Management.


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