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General Electric

General Electric
Company nameGeneral Electric Company
Company typePublic company
SloganImagination at work
IndustryConglomerate
FoundedSchenectady, New York, US (, 1892)
Founder(s)Charles Coffin, Edwin Houston, Elihu Thomson, Thomas Edison
HeadquartersFairfield, Connecticut
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleJeffrey Immelt
(Chairman & CEO)
ProductsAppliances, aviation, consumer electronics, electrical distribution, electric motors, energy, entertainment, finance, gas, healthcare, lighting, locomotives, oil, software, water, weapons, wind turbines
Revenue(-) US$ 150.211 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) US$  15.166 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$  12.163 billion (2010)
Total assets(-) US$ 751.216 billion (2010)
Total equity(-) US$ 124.198 billion (2010)
Employees287,000 (2010)
SubsidiaryGE Capital, GE Energy,
GE Home & Business Solutions,
GE Technology Infrastructure,
NBCUniversal (49%)
GE Aviation

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General Electric Company ( ), or GE, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in Schenectady, New York and headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. The company operates through four segments: Energy, Technology Infrastructure, Capital Finance and Consumer & Industrial.

In 2011, Fortune ranked GE the 6th largest firm in the U.S., as well as the 14th most profitable. Other rankings for 2011 include #7 company for leaders (Fortune), #5 best global brand (Interbrand), #82 green company (Newsweek), #13 most admired company (Fortune), and #19 most innovative company (Fast Company).


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