Fascinating Graphics Show Who Owns all the Major Brands in the World

By Jesus Diaz on at

All the biggest product brands in the world are owned by a handful of corporations. Food, cleaning products, banks, airlines, cars, media companies...all in their hands. These graphics show how everything is connected.

Consumer goods

In the supermarket—as you can see in the graphic at the top—Mondelez (Kraft), Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pepsico, P&G, Johnson&Johnson, Mars, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, and Unilever own everything.

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

This graphic is sightly outdated, but it shows Johnson&Johnson's brand connections. The graphic on top is up to date.

Financial assets

It doesn't stop in the supermarket, of course. Our money is all in the hands of a few megacorporations too. Here's all the stuff that merged into Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo since 1996. Now, according to MotherJones, 54 per cent of all the financial assets in the United States are owned by just 10 institutions.

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

Studios and media companies

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

TV channels

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

Cars

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

Your beer

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

Everything else

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world

This graphic is from 2003 but it shows all the connections between all brands, from liquor to clothing to music labels.