Fact Sheet


GE imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world.

In 2013, GE delivered solid results despite the volatile economic climate with earnings of $16.9 billion. Industrial cash flow from operating activities for the year remained strong at over $17.4 billion.

GE traces its beginnings to Thomas A. Edison, who established Edison Electric Light Company in 1878. In 1892, a merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company created General Electric Company. GE is the only company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Index today that was also included in the original index in 1896.



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Global Locations

More than 170 countries

At a Glance


Total Worldwide: 307,000 as of Dec 2013

Stock Exchange Information

In the United States, GE common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), its principal market. It also is listed on certain non-U.S. exchanges, including the London Stock Exchange, Euronext Paris and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


Ecomagination is GE's commitment to imagine and build innovative solutions to today's environmental challenges while driving economic growth. To learn more visit http://www.ecomagination.com.


GE healthymagination is about better health for more people. We've committed $6 billion to continuously develop and invest in innovations that deliver high-quality, more affordable healthcare to more people around the world. To learn more visit http://www.healthymagination.com.

John F. Welch Leadership Center

Crotonville is GE's global leadership institute. Often described as the epicenter of GE culture, the John F. Welch Leadership Center at Crotonville is both a place and an ideal. It connects past, present, and future — our heritage and our vision. Here, we seek to define the state of the art of leadership, sharing ideas with the most influential thinkers in academia and business, and creating transformative learning experiences to inspire, connect and develop the GE leaders of today and tomorrow.


GE applies its long-standing spirit of innovation and unique set of capabilities to take on tough challenges in our communities. Our signature programs, Developing Health Globally™ and Developing Futures™, each represent a $130-million commitment to making a lasting impact in the communities where employees work and live — and beyond. In 2009, we introduced a new signature program, Developing Health, which aims to address the disparities in quality and access of healthcare in underserved communities in the United States. For more information about our community and philanthropy efforts, please visit GE Foundation.


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Energy Management


Oil & Gas

Power & Water


Executive Officers

Jeffrey Immelt

Chairman of the Board & CEO

For more information about GE's senior management, including the Board of Directors and the Corporate Executive Council, please visit our Leadership page.


FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies: 2015 (rank: 9)

Fast Company Most Innovative Companies: 2014 (rank: 27)

Barron’s World’s Most Respected Companies: 2014 (rank: 35)

Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands: 2014 (rank: 7)

MIT Tech Review Smartest Companies in the World: 2014 (rank: 17)

LinkedIn World’s 100 Most InDemand Employers: 2014 (rank: 8)

Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders: 2014 (rank: 1)

Hay Group Best Companies for Leadership: 2014 (rank: 2)

Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies: 2014

Working Mother Best Companies for Working Mothers: 2014

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women: 2014

Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index: 2014 (rating: 100/100)