New American Fortune 500 in 2019: Top American Companies and Their Immigrant Roots

Date of Publication: 
July, 2019
Source Organization: 
New American Economy

Since 2011, New American Economy (NAE) has been analyzing the list of Fortune 500 companies to identify those companies founded by immigrants or their children. In its 2018 analysis, NAE finds that the percentage of such companies with immigrant founders has risen to 45 percent from 40 percent. Among the new immigrant companies to make the list are Broadcom, Intuit, and Tapestry. Together the 223 companies with new American founders brought in $6.1 trillion in revenue and employed 13.5 million people.  If these companies were a separate economy, they would be third largest in the world. The report features a data interactive permitting the user to analyze the role of New American Fortune 500 companies in each of the 50 states.

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