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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 McDonald's – Richard and Maurice McDonald 18555
2 Wal-Mart – Sam Walton 15337
3 The Walt Disney Company – Walt Disney 14883
4 Adidas – Adi Dassler 14363
5 Ford Motor Company – Henry Ford 12065
6 Lamborghini – Ferruccio Lamborghini 11453
7 Goldman Sachs – Marcus Goldman and Samuel Sachs 10296
8 Tesco – amalgamation of TES (from T. E. Stockwell) and CO (from Jack Cohen) 9822
9 Toyota Motor – Kiichiro Toyoda 9516
10 Hewlett-Packard – William Hewlett and David Packard 9222
11 MGM or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – Samuel Goldfish, Edgar and Archibald Selwyn, and Louis B. Mayer 8530
12 Audi – August Horch (audi is Latin for horch which means listen in English) 8194
13 Honda – Soichiro Honda 7870
14 Ferrari – Enzo Ferrari 7785
15 Forbes – B. C. Forbes 7713
16 Warner Bros. – Jack Warner, Sam Warner, Harold Warner, and Albert Warner 7559
17 Dell – Michael Dell 7108
18 Louis Vuitton – Louis Vuitton 7041
19 Porsche – Ferdinand Porsche 6728
20 IKEA – Ingvar Kamprad, who was from a family farm called Elmtaryd, which was near the village of Agunnaryd. 6650
21 PricewaterhouseCoopers – Samuel Lowell Price, Edwin Waterhouse, William Cooper 6498
22 Deloitte – William Welch Deloitte 5993
23 Kraft Foods – James L. Kraft 5876
24 Chevrolet – Louis Chevrolet 5834
25 Wells Fargo – Henry Wells and William Fargo 5703
26 Harley-Davidson – William Harley and Arthur Davidson 5642
27 Boeing – William Boeing 5597
28 Lehman Brothers – Henry Lehman, Emanuel Lehman, and Meyer Lehman 5568
29 Aston Martin – Lionel Martin 5237
30 Guinness – Arthur Guinness 5068
31 Hanna-Barbera Productions – William Hanna and Joseph Barbera 4878
32 Siemens AG – Werner von Siemens 4649
33 Bugatti – Ettore Bugatti 4647
34 Chanel – Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel 4599
35 Chrysler – Walter Chrysler 4468
36 Gucci – Guccio Gucci 4402
37 Cadillac – Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, founder of Detroit, Michigan 4269
38 Ryanair – Tony Ryan 4184
39 Reuters – Paul Reuter 4031
40 Calvin Klein – Calvin Klein 3948
41 Debian – IAN Murdock and his girlfriend, DEBra. 3654
42 Cadbury – John Cadbury 3631
43 Hugo Boss – Hugo Boss 3597
44 Jack Daniel Distillery – Jack Daniel 3502
45 Christie's – James Christie 3419
46 Mazda – Jujiro Matsuda, also possibly inspired by Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda. 3284
47 Macy's – Rowland Hussey Macy 3243
48 Suzuki – Michio Suzuki 3234
49 Gibson Guitar Corporation – Orville Gibson 3203
50 Wendy's – Dave Thomas' daughter Melinda "Wendy" Thomas 3197
51 Morgan Stanley – Henry S. Morgan and Harold Stanley 3184
52 Pfizer – Charles Pfizer 3168
53 Aldi – Theo and Karl Albrecht (ALbrecht DIscount) 3125
54 Philips – Gerard Philips 3098
55 Peugeot – Armand Peugeot 3047
56 DuPont – Eleuthère Irénée du Pont 3047
57 Pontiac – Chief Pontiac 2996
58 Maybach – Wilhelm and Karl Maybach 2978
59 Renault – Louis Renault 2882
60 Matsushita Electric Industrial – Konosuke Matsushita 2829
61 Mars, Incorporated – Frank C. Mars 2779
62 Sainsbury's – John James Sainsbury 2764
63 Merrill Lynch – Charles E. Merrill and Edmund C. Lynch 2707
64 Mikoyan – Artem Mikoyan 2649
65 Sukhoi – Pavel Sukhoi 2619
66 LVMH – see separate entries of Louis Vuitton, Moët et Chandon, and Hennessy 2612
67 Bloomberg L.P. – Michael Bloomberg 2591
68 McLaren – Bruce McLaren 2589
69 Mauser – Wilhelm and Paul Mauser 2548
70 Hennessy – Richard Hennessy 2545
71 DHL Express – Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom, and Robert Lynn 2544
72 AMG – Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher (Aufrecht Melcher Großaspach) 2537
73 Beretta – Bartolomeo Beretta 2532
74 Halliburton – Erle P. Halliburton 2527
75 Eastman Kodak – George Eastman 2485
76 Buick – David Dunbar Buick 2460
77 Prada – Mario Prada 2447
78 The Hershey Company – Milton Hershey 2418
79 Adam Opel GmbH – Adam Opel 2416
80 Yamaha Corporation – Torakusu Yamaha 2408
81 JCPenney – James Cash Penney 2401
82 Colt's Manufacturing Company, Colt Defense, Colt Canada – Samuel Colt 2384
83 Oldsmobile – Ransom E. Olds 2371
84 Kellogg Company – Will Keith Kellogg 2311
85 Fender – Leo Fender 2303
86 HarperCollins – James Harper and William Collins 2288
87 Tim Hortons – Tim Horton 2280
88 Armani – Giorgio Armani 2268
89 Hammond Organ – Laurens Hammond 2264
90 Swarovski – Daniel Swarovski 2225
91 Hasbro – the HASsenfeld BROthers 2195
92 Ericsson – Lars Magnus Ericsson 2190
93 Tata – Jamsetji Tata 2179
94 Hilton Hotels – Conrad Hilton 2156
95 Bacardi – Facundo Bacardi 2144
96 Neiman Marcus – Herbert Marcus, Sr., Carrie Marcus Neiman, and A. L. Neiman 2141
97 Konami – Kagemasa KOuzuki, Yoshinobu NAkama, Tatuso MIyasako (another theory was Hiro Matsuda, and Shokichi Ishihara) 2135
98 Tesla Motors – named in honor of Nikola Tesla 2134
99 Bayer – Friedrich Bayer 2110
100 Amstrad – Alan Sugar (Alan Michael Sugar Trading) 2037
101 Versace – Gianni Versace 2003
102 Ducati – Antonio Cavalieri Ducati 1947
103 Honeywell – Mark Honeywell 1933
104 John Deere – John Deere 1876
105 Gillette – King C. Gillette 1850
106 Chase National Bank (to Chase Manhattan Bank and JPMorgan Chase & Co.) – in honor of Salmon P. Chase 1850
107 Rolls-Royce plc, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars – Charles Rolls and Henry Royce 1803
108 Benz & Cie. (later Daimler-Benz) – Karl Benz 1784
109 Kroger – Bernard Kroger 1758
110 Rickenbacker – Adolph Rickenbacher 1739
111 Merriam-Webster – George and Charles Merriam, and Noah Webster 1724
112 Mattel – Harold MATT Matson and ELliot Handler 1723
113 Walgreens – Charles Rudolph Walgreen 1695
114 Lidl – named for Ludwig Lidl 1695
115 Bose Corporation – Amar Bose 1680
116 Sam's Club – Sam Walton 1674
117 Cummins – Clessie Cummins 1673
118 Anheuser-Busch – Lilly and Eberhard Anheuser, and Adolphus Busch 1671
119 Sikorsky Aircraft – Igor Sikorsky 1670
120 Nordstrom – John W. Nordstrom 1605
121 The Dow Chemical Company – Herbert Dow 1590
122 H. J. Heinz Company – Henry John Heinz 1567
123 W H Smith – William Henry Smith 1528
124 Christian Dior – Christian Dior 1481
125 McGraw-Hill – John A. Hill and James H. McGraw 1467
126 Datsun – Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama, and Meitaro Takeuchi 1461
127 Coors Brewing Company, Adolph Coors Company – Adolph Coors 1417
128 TVR – TreVoR Wilkinson 1405
129 Robert Bosch GmbH – Robert Bosch 1383
130 Alstom 1367
131 Casio – Tadao Kashio 1366
132 Turner Broadcasting System – Ted Turner 1366
133 Williams Grand Prix Engineering – Frank Williams 1342
134 Marshall Amplification – Jim Marshall 1340
135 Kohl's – Max Kohl 1329
136 Gretsch – Friedrich Gretsch 1316
137 Archer Daniels – George A. Archer and John W. Daniels 1314
138 Pininfarina – Sergio Pininfarina 1314
139 Cosworth – Mike COStin and Keith DuckWORTH 1314
140 Lockheed Corporation (to Lockheed Martin) – Allan Haines Loughead and Malcolm Loughead 1313
141 Hearst Corporation – William Randolph Hearst 1308
142 Lancia – Vicenzo Lancia 1302
143 McAfee – John McAfee 1300
144 Abbott Laboratories – Wallace Calvin Abbott (1888) 1289
145 Garmin – GARy Burrell and Dr. MIN Kao 1288
146 TAG Heuer – Eduardo Heuer 1271
147 Wrigley Company – William Wrigley Jr. 1260
148 Campbell Soup Company – Joseph A. Campbell 1258
149 Kawasaki Heavy Industries – Kawasaki Shōzō 1254
150 Eli Lilly and Company – Eli Lilly 1238
151 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company – Charles Goodyear 1233
152 Koenigsegg – Christian von Koenigsegg 1232
153 Shimano – Shozaburo Shimano 1215
154 Carlyle Group – Thomas Carlyle (indirectly, via the Carlyle Hotel) 1215
155 Hasselblad – Victor Hasselblad 1215
156 Tupolev – Andrei Tupolev 1213
157 Bloomingdale's – Joseph and Lyman G. Bloomingdale 1183
158 Bridgestone – Shojiro Ishibashi; The name comes from a calque translation and transposition of ishibashi, meaning "stone bridge". 1182
159 Miramax Films – Max and Miriam Weinstein (parents of founders) 1144
160 Colgate-Palmolive – William Colgate 1131
161 Messerschmitt – Willy Messerschmitt 1111
162 Lucasfilm – George Lucas 1109
163 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts – Jerome Kohlberg, Jr., Henry Kravis, and George R. Roberts 1106
164 Fokker – Anthony Fokker 1101
165 Rogers Communications – Edward S. "Ted" Rogers 1089
166 Sotheby's – John Sotheby 1081
167 Borders Group – Tom and Louis Borders 1079
168 DeLorean Motor Company – John DeLorean 1077
169 Fisher-Price – Herman Fisher and Irving Price 1077
170 Baskin-Robbins – Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins 1064
171 Westinghouse Electric – George Westinghouse 1049
172 Namco – Masaya Nakamura (NAkamura Manufacturing COmpany) 1036
173 Sauber – Peter Sauber 1031
174 Duesenberg – Fred and August Duesenberg 1016

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