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Most successful company founded the year you were born

  • 1950 - Sasol Ltd

    Ticker: SSL (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $22.22 billion

  • 1951 - Texas Instruments

    Ticker: TXN (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $104.34 billion

  • 1952 - General Dynamics Corp

    Ticker: GD (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $63.08 billion

  • 1953 - Accenture Plc

    Ticker: ACN (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $98.27 billion

  • 1954 - Toyota Motor Corp Ltd Ord

    Ticker: TM (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $203.62 billion

  • 1955 - McDonald's Corp

    Ticker: MCD (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $131.68 billion

  • 1956 - Watsco

    Ticker: WSO (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $6.07 billion

    A previous version of the story listed CarMax as the largest company created in 1956. The first CarMax was opened in 1993 as a division of Circuit City.

  • 1957 - O'Reilly Automotive

    Ticker: ORLY (NASDAQ)

    Market capitalization: $21.67 billion

  • 1958 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp

    Ticker: EW (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $26.89 billion

  • 1959 - Anadarko Petroleum Corp

    Ticker: APC (NYSE)

    Market capitalization: $31.46 billion