6 of the Largest American Companies which were Founded by Immigrants

6 of the Largest American Companies which were Founded by Immigrants

On January 27, President Trump decreed and order for terminating the acceptance of refugees to the USA for 120 days.

The new head of state has also banned the citizens of 7 countries, mostly Muslim countries, from entering the country for a period of 90 days.

The order has provoked sharp and controversial reactions, and Trump’s policies referring to foreigners in the US have put a lot of people into a perturbation.

Because of the ban, Trump even sacked the United States Attorney and acting Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, who refused to protect the decision.

At the background of the new president’s sharp resolutions about migrants to the country, 40% of the companies in Fortune’s ranking were founded by immigrants or first generation Americans.

Here are the six largest American companies, as presented by Business Insider, which were founded by born outside USA entrepreneurs, or having foreign roots.

eBay

eBay

eBay’s founder is Pierre Omidyar, who was born in France.

Pfizer

Pfizer

The pharmacy giant was founded by Charles Pfizer, who has German parentage.

Intel

Intel

The technology company was established by Andrew Grove, who came from Hungary.

Google

Google

Behind the success of the most famous search engine is Russian Sergey Brin.

Tesla

Tesla

The founder of the leader in production of electronic rides has foreign roots. Elon Musk was born in Republic of South Africa.

Yahoo

Yahoo

The emblematic search engine was created by Jerry Yang, who is Taiwan-born.

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