These 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy

These 10 Corporations rule the world

Do you ever stop and wonder where your dinner actually comes from? Or who makes your laundry detergent? Does Coca-Cola actually make the water that you drink? You would be surprised. (Coca-Cola produces Dasani Water and it is acidic water)

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10 Corporations

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, P&G, General Mils, Kellogg’s, MARS, Johnson-Johnson, Nestle, Mondelez, and Unilever. It is these 10 corporations that own virtually everything you buy.

Which company owns what you are wearing or eating today?

Via PolicyMic,

Here are just a few examples: Yum Brands owns KFC and Taco Bell. The company was a spin-off of Pepsi. All Yum Brands restaurants sell only Pepsi products because of a special partnership with the soda-maker.


$84 billion-company Proctor & Gamble — the largest advertiser in the U.S. — is paired with a number of diverse brands that produce everything from medicine to toothpaste to high-end fashion. All tallied, P&G reportedly serves a whopping 4.8 billion people around the world through this network.


$200 billion-corporation Nestle — famous for chocolate, but which is the biggest food company in the world — owns nearly 8,000 different brands worldwide, and takes stake in or is partnered with a swath of others. Included in this network is shampoo company L’Oreal, baby food giant Gerber, clothing brand Diesel, and pet food makers Purina and Friskies.


Unilever, of soap fame, reportedly serves 2 billion people around the world, controlling a network that produces everything from Q-tips to Skippy peanut butter.

(Note: The chart shows a mix of networks. Parent companies may own, own shares of, or may simply partner with their branch networks. For example, Coca-Cola does not own Monster, but distributes the energy drink. Another note: We are not sure how up-to-date the chart is. For example, it has not been updated to reflect P&G’s sale of Pringles to Kellogg’s in February.)

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