Can you match the founder to their company?

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Isadora Teich

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It's no secret that big business is a big deal, but how well do you know the men and women who began your favorite brands? Take a look at this HowStuffWorksQuiz to find out!

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook was launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. It is the most popular social media site in the world, with more than a billion active monthly users.

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Col. Harland Sanders

Kentucky Fried Chicken was founded by Colonel Sanders in Kentucky in 1930. Today it is the second-largest restaurant chain after McDonald's, with roughly 20,000 stores worldwide.

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Walt Disney

This company was founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy O. Disney in 1923. Today it is the second-most lucrative media conglomerate after Comcast.

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Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne

This company was founded in 1976 with the intention of developing and selling personal computers. It is the most lucrative information technology company in the world.

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Will Keith Kellogg

The Kellogg Company, usually known as Kellogg's, was founded in Battle Creek, Michigan. Today it has a wide variety of brands, like Froot Loops, Cheez-It, Eggo and Morningstar Farms.

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Richard and Maurice McDonald

The McDonald brothers founded McDonald's in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant in 1940, before changing it to be a burger restaurant in 1948. Today there are over 30,000 stores globally.

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Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash founded the cosmetics company in 1963. In 2015, it was one of the largest direct selling companies in the world, with over $3 billion in sales.

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Dov Charney

Founded in 1989 by Dov Charney, American Apparel was one of the largest clothing companies in North America. As of April 2017, the company is defunct. It declared bankruptcy and closed all of its stores after not turning a profit in over 5 years.

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Bill Gates, Paul Allen

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is one of the world's largest software makers based on revenue. In recent years, it has acquired both Skype and LinkedIn.

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Jonah Peretti

Buzzfeed was founded in 2006 by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III, who were aiming to track viral content. It has grown into one of the biggest news and entertainment content giants on the web.

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Craig Newmark

Craigslist was founded in 1995 in San Francisco. Today it displays classified ads for over 700 cities and areas around the world.

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Ralph J. Roberts, Daniel Aaron, Julian A. Brodsky

Founded in 1963 in Mississippi, Comcast is the most lucrative broadcasting and cable television company in the world. It has been dubbed The Worst Company in America more than once due to its low customer satisfaction and history of violating net neutrality.

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Marquis Mills Converse

Converse Rubber Shoe Company opened in 1908 in Malden, Massachusetts. It didn't start producing its iconic high-topped shoes known around the world until the 1920s.

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Robert Wood Johnson I, James Wood Johnson, Edward Mead Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is a Fortune 500 company founded in 1886. It has a worldwide reach and operates over 250 companies that manufacture medicines, first aid products, bath products and more.

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Marcus Loew, Louis B. Mayer

MGM was founded in 1924 and was known as one of the most glamorous and prestigious film studios during Hollywood's golden era. Today it still produces feature films as well as TV shows.

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Rupert Murdoch

21st Century Fox is an American multinational mass media corporation. It was founded by Rupert Murdoch, a media mogul who owns various television and print entities around the world, as well as News Corporation, the second-largest media conglomerate on Earth today.

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John Pemberton, Asa Griggs Candler

Founded in 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia, Coca-Cola was created by pharmacist John Pemberton. Asa Griggs Candler bought the brand in 1889. It has exploded into a massive worldwide entity and even owned Columbia Pictures during most of the 1980s.

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Steve Ross

Time Warner was founded in 1990 when Time Inc. and Warner Communications merged. Once the world's largest media conglomerate, it's now third after Comcast and The Walt Disney Company.

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Orv Madden

The first ever Hot Topic store was opened by Irv Madden in 1988. In 2001 Hot Topic launched Torrid, a store that sells trendy plus-size clothing. Hot Topic has opened stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

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Jimmy John Liautaud

This franchised sandwich chain restaurant was founded in a garage in Charleston, Illinois, in 1983. Today it has locations in 46 states.

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Leon Leonwood Bean

This company was founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, a hunter, fisherman, and businessman from Maine. It began in a single room selling only hunting boots and has grown into a company that earned over $1 billion in sales in 2015.

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John Schnatter

John Schnatter is the founder and CEO of Papa John's Pizza. He began by selling pizzas out of a converted closet in the back of his father's Indiana tavern in 1984.

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Mark Seriff, Steve Case, Jim Casey

Today AOL, America Online, is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications and owns and operates a number of websites, including the Huffington Post. AOL began as Control Video Corporation in 1983 and after various changes became the leading internet service provider of the 1990s.

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Larry Page, Sergey Brin

Google was founded in 1996 by Stanford University Ph. D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google has been listed as the most visited website on earth.

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Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley

YouTube was founded in 2005. In 2006, Google bought it for $1.65 billion and it is one of Google's subsidiaries.

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Adi Tatarko

Adi Tatarko created this website with her husband. It allows users to not only find home inspiration but connect with the designers and developers they need. The company is valued at more than $2 billion.

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Roy and Gaye Raymond

Victoria's Secret was founded by husband and wife Gaye and Roy Raymond in San Francisco in 1977. Today it is the largest chain retailer of women's lingerie.

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Elon Musk, Peter Thiel

PayPal is one of the most widespread internet payment companies in the world. In 2002, it became a subsidiary of eBay.

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Pierre Omidyar

This multinational e-commerce corporation provides a platform for both businesses and individuals to sell goods. It was founded in California in 1995 and today is a multi-billion dollar giant.

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Garrett Camp, Travis Kalanick

Uber was founded in 2009 after its creators had trouble hailing a cab on a snowy night in Paris. Today it operates in more than 500 cities around the world.

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Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas founded Wendy's in Columbus, Ohio, in 1969. Today there are more than 6,000 Wendy's locations around the world.

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Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, Gordon Bowker

Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1971. Today there are more than 20,000 Starbucks locations around the world, most in the US and China.

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Leah Busque

Busque co-founded TaskRabbit with her husband in 2008. It allows users to outsource small jobs to others in their neighborhood.

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Pat Holmes, Sandy Lerner

Urban Decay was founded in 1996. It's a cosmetics brand that sells bold cruelty-free makeup. L'Oreal bought the company for an estimated $350 million in 2013.

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Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson

DC Comics is one of the oldest comics publishers in the United States and has been around since 1934, when it began as National Allied Publications. Today it's a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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