50 -Business Facts that will shock or surprise you

50 shocking business facts

Most people in the world today are involved in one business or the other. If you are among those people, it’s important to know these 50 facts about business. By the time you read it through, you’ll be enlightened, informed and motivated.

1- iPhone

iphone second best selling product of all time

The iPhone is second is the best-selling product of all time. The Rubik’s cube is the first.

You might have used Rubik’s cube since your childhood. Rubik’s cube was invented in the early 1970’s and since then it has been sold as an all favorite item.

I Phone was first launched on 29 june 2007. And it has since been one of the most wished phones in the entire globe.

2- Mouse Ears

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More than 80 million “mouse ears” have been sold at Walt Disney World to date.

Micky mouse is the most iconic cartoon character. It was first conceptualized in 1928. No one thought then, that this cartoon will be a common name in almost all households . Every individual on this planet might have connected with this iconic character in his or her childhood. And therefore, it is not a surprise that mouse ears became a favorite head gear for millions.  

3- Toy Story

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Steve Jobs is credited as an executive producer on Toy Story.

Pixar Animation Studio launched a comedy animated movie in 1995. This film was released by Walt Disney and Steve Jobs was credit as an executive producer of this movie. This is a rare side of Steve Jobs that not many know.

4- Campaign against water

coca cola

Coca-Cola launched a stealth campaign in 2000 against water called “Just say no to H2O.”

Can you imaging any company standing against water? Yes, Coca-Cola started a campaign in 2000 that is often considered as a stealth attack on water. The campaign said ‘Just say no to H2O’, which basically is a provocation to drink coke instead of water.

5- Gambling


Organizers of the gambling business earn more revenue than those involved in movies, spectator sports, theme parks, cruise ships, and recorded music combined.

6- Uncut U.S. Currency

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You can purchase large sheets of uncut U.S. currency through the mail.

That is something very rare. Almost  impossible anywhere in the world, you can purchase large sheets of uncut US currency through mail. But, you cannot use it as currency. It can only serve as a trophy or something unique that you want to display to your friends and family.

7- McDonald


One in eight American workers have been employed by McDonald’s.

McDonald’s has the biggest food chain all across the globe. And, we all know that probably. But, what we do not know is that every eighth American worker is employed by McDonal’s

8- Back Rub To Google

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Google was originally known as BackRub.

Larry Page launched Back Rub in 1996. A search engine that was supposed to be better than others. Sergey Brin joined him later and today we all know and use Google.

9 Amazon


Employees at Amazon.com spend two days every two years working at the customer service desk, including the CEO to help all workers understand the customer service process.

10. Amazon also owns Zappos, ShopBop, Goodreads, and Audible.com



11. Pepsi got its name from the digestive enzyme pepsin.

U.S. Corporations

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12. U.S. corporations are reportedly concealing $2.1 trillion in profits offshore.

As per many reports and analysis US Corporations have stacked around $2.1 trillion in shell companies in safe havens. 50 years back US corporations paid almost one third of total US revenues. Now they pay just 1/10 part . This itself is a big testimony to the fact that huge amount is being pumped out of US to save taxes.

Other Quick Business Facts that will shock or surprise you

shocking business facts

13. If Bill Gates were a country, he’d be the 37th richest on earth.

14. Tom’s of Maine is owned by Colgate-Palmolive.

15. In 2010, a customer using a wheelchair successfully sued Chipotle, on the basis that its tall ordering counter denied him from seeing the “Chipotle experience.”

16. Social media content has influencedsixty-four percent of consumers to make a purchase decision.

17. McDonald’s first menu items were not hamburgers, but hot dogs.

18. The actor who played the “Marlboro man” died of lung cancer.

19. The “Mayfair” filter in Instagram generates the most likes.

20. More people in the world have mobile phones than toilets.

21. Ben & Jerry’s is owned by  Unilever.

22. Starbucks spends more on health care insurance for its employees ($300 million) than on coffee beans.

23. “Yahoo” is an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.”

24. Apple’s iPad retina display is manufactured by Samsung.

25. The iPad 2 would cost $1,140 if it were made in America.

26. Wal-Mart averages a profit of $1.8 million every hour.

27. Taco Bell has proved to be a huge flop in Mexico, as Mexicans were confused by the Americanization of their traditional cuisine.

28. Starbucks’ round tables were created specifically so customers would feel not alone.

29. If you have $10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.

30. The Coca-Cola logo is recognized by 94% of the world’s population.

31. Facebook is primarily blue because Mark Zuckerberg suffers from red-green color blindness.

32. Dasani water is just purified tap water; it doesn’t come from a natural spring.

33. Apple had a third founder, Ronald Wayne, who had a 10% stake in the company. He left the fledgling company after 12 days and forfeited his shares for $2,300 (about $9,600 today).

34. 70% of small businesses are owned and operated by one person.

35. Each week, nearly one-third of the U.S. population visits a Walmart.

36. The Volkswagen group owns Bentley, Lamborghini, Audi,Buggati, Ducati, and Porsche.

37. Candy Crush brings in a reported $633,000 a day in revenue.

38. Samsung accounts for 20% of Korea’s gross domestic product.

39. Robert Chesebrough, the inventor of Vaseline, ate a spoonful of it every morning.

40. Smoking near an Apple computer voids the warranty.

41. Burt’s Bees is owned by Clorox.

42. The most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday.

43. Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, used to work as a comedian, including a stint at the legendary Second City in Chicago.

44. Warner Music owns the copyrights to “Happy Birthday,” so it’s technically owed royalties every time you sing it to someone on their big day.

45. The average Smartphone user checks Facebook 14 times a day.

46. YouTube broadcasts about one-third of the U.S.’s multimedia entertainment.

47. Victoria’s Secret is the most followed retailer on Instagram.

48. The world’s 100 richest people earned enough money in 2012 to end global poverty four times over.

49. In iPhone advertisements, the time is always 9:42 a.m. or 9:41 a.m., because Apple events start at 9 a.m. and big product reveals generally happen 40 minutes into the presentation.

50. It is 6 times more expensive to acquire new customers than it is to keep current ones.

These are the business fun facts we have for you. We hope you have learned a few things? Kindly let us know.

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