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Bunge Limited

Bunge Limited
Company nameBunge, Inc.
Company typePublic (Nyse - BG)
IndustryAgriculture
Founded1818
Founder(s)Johann P. G. Bunge
HeadquartersWhite Plains, NY, USA
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleAlberto Weisser
(Chairman of the Board) & (CEO)
ProductsList of products
Revenue(+) $ 52.574 billion (2008)
Operating income(+) $ 2.423 billion (2008)
Net income(+) $ 1.064 billion (2008)
Total assets(-) $ 20.230 billion (2008)
Total equity(-) $ 7.436 billion (2008)
Employees32,000 (2010)

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Bunge Limited NYSE - BG (formerly Bunge International and prior to that Bunge Y Born) is a Bermudan food conglomerate with its headquarters in White Plains, New York. As well as being a leading global soybean exporter it is also involved in food processing, grain trading, and fertilizer. It competes with Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland.

Founded in 1818 by Johann Peter Gotlieb Bunge in Amsterdam, it was relocated to Antwerp by Edouard Bounge in 1859. Edouard's brother; Ernest Bunge, took the Bunge name to Argentina in 1884, and in 1905 the business extended to Brazil and later on to the USA.


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