Ever thought of starting a family business? You can relax at the online bingo site– Kitty Bingo and think of some family business ideas! By playing some of the best online bingo games, you might quickly get some ideas which you can discuss with your family! But the main thing is: what comes to your mind when you think of family businesses? Probably homely convenience stores or calm pizza parlours! Most of us think of family business as small-scale operations which struggle to compete with massive multinationals. But. . . there’s a surprising number of grand global enterprises which are family owned and controlled! Want some inspirations? Let’s have a look!
Located in Switzerland, Novartis is worth around £198 billion. This health care enterprise is owned by the Sandoz family. Created in 1996 by a merger of two families, the Sandoz and Ciba- Geigy, Novartis is the hugest drug-makers. Nowadays, it is the heirs of Edouard Sandoz, the founder, who own most of the shares. The Sandoz Family Foundation is the single biggest shareholder of this company.
Another Switzerland-based company is Roche and its market value rises to around £180 billion. Owned by the Hoffmann- Oeri family, this organisation specialises in health care as well. The founder, Fritz Hoffmann- La Roche, initially developed a cough syrup company. And now, the same company fabricates the best cancer drugs worldwide. The founder’ heirs now own more than half of the company’s shares and they still show their control through the voting pool. This family consists of at least 8 billionaires and two of them, Dr. Andreas Oeri and Andre Hoffmann, are members of Board of Directors.
Oh, we all have heard of Walmart! This American based company is worth around £170 billion. Specialising in consumer staples, this well-known company is controlled by the Walton family. The Walton family still owns half of the organisation through Walton Enterprises, and it is enough to put 5 of the heirs among the richest persons of the world. The board of directors consists of members of the Walton family: Rob, Jim, Alice, Christy, Ann and Nancy. And the newly elected chairman is none other than the son-in-law of Rob Walton, Gregory Penner.
When we think of Facebook, the name that comes in our minds is, Mark Zuckerberg. But, as a matter of fact, his family members are shareholders of this American-based social media platform. Worth over £160 billion, Mark Zuckerberg owns one-third of the Facebook empire. His sister, Randi, and his father, own shares as well. It was a mean to thank his family members to provide him with monies, to start the company.
Do you have any ideas yet? If yes, then you can start up something anytime you feel free! If not, why not check out the best business ideas around the web? You might find something which suits you and your family members. Nevertheless, you can start with a small-scale business. . . and through the years, you can make it something massive.