The Illusion Of Choice: These 10 Companies Are Responsible For Virtually Everything Around You

The Illusion Of Choice: These 10 Companies Are Responsible For Virtually Everything Around You
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

This chart via Reddit shows how ten huge corporations control the production of almost everything the average person buys, from food to clothes to hygienic products.

$84 billion-company Proctor & Gamble is the largest advertiser in the U.S. and owns enough brands to serve 4.8 million people around the world, according to LinkedIn.

Nestle is famous for its chocolate, but the $200 billion-corporation is also the biggest food company in the world. It also owns L’Oreal, Gerber, Diesel and even pet food makers Purina and Friskies.

Serving two billion people around the world is renowned soap-maker Unilever, which can attribute the majority of its success to its ownership of Q-tips and Skippy peanut butter.

Kraft

kraft

Unilever

unilever

Pepsico

pepsico

MARS

mars_

General Mills

general_mills

Coca-Cola

coca_cola

Johnson + Johnson

johnson_johnson

Nestle

nestle

Kellogg’s

kellogs

P&G

p_and_g

H/T: Reddit/Imgur, tTop Photo Courtesy: Reddit

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Sean Levinson

Sean Levinson loves writing almost as much as he loves ranting about politics. Elite Daily lets him do both, and he couldn't be happier now that he's finally putting his years at SUNY New Paltz to good use. When he's not writing, Sean enjoys nature excursions, playing the guitar and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Look for him on "Real Time with Bill Maher," where he regularly appears in his most precious fantasies.

More In World

World Sean Levinson

White Woman Sues Sperm Bank After Having A Black Baby

A Chicago-area sperm bank is being sued by a white Ohio woman after it mistakenly sent her vials of sperm from an African American man. Jennifer Cramblett, who ordered sperm from a white man for her and her partner, only learned that her daughter, Payton, would be half-black after becoming pregnant in April of 2012. […]

World Emily Arata

Girl Miraculously Found In Mexico After Missing For 12 Years

Sabrina Allen went missing 12 years ago and has finally been returned to the custody of her father, Greg. Allen, who disappeared from her Austin, Texas, home at just 4 years old, was kidnapped by her mother, Dara Llorens. As per the terms of Llorens’ custody agreement, she took the little girl for a weekend visit. […]

World Sean Levinson

Ebola Patient In The US May Have Exposed Dozens To The Disease

The man identified as the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US came into contact with over a dozen people, some of whom were children, before being diagnosed and quarantined. According to Dallas news station WFAA, five children ranging from elementary to high school students may have been exposed to the virus and […]

World Sean Levinson

Jail Had Absolutely No Clue Prisoner Escaped Until Lawyer Tried To Visit

A Washington state inmate is back in jail after his disappearance went completely unnoticed for two days. According to the Everett Herald, 19-year-old Rhyan Vasquez simply walked out of an unguarded door in Marysville City Jail on September 22 after attending Bible study at a visitation area. Surveillance video shows Vasquez walking into a hallway, […]

Also On Elite

World

Durex Tries To Be Funny In New Ad, But Instead Comes Off As Pro-Rape Culture

Condom brand Durex should think twice before playing with words. Durex has found itself in hot water after uploading an offensive advertisement to its Thai Facebook page. The ad, which features a grinning man, reads, Twenty-eight per cent of women that fought ended up consenting. The advertisement essentially insults victims of sexual violence and comes […]

Life

4 Subtle Ways The World Teaches Us To Feel Like Sh*t About Ourselves

I think about what I look like pretty frequently. I am one of millions of people concerned with body image, or the way you generally feel about your appearance. While I’m always trying to modify how often I indulge in this kind of thinking, it can be incredibly difficult, as we are up against countless […]

Humor

Dad Makes Hilarious Video To Teach His Kids How To Replace Toilet Paper

A lot of teenagers are convinced that they know everything, but in many cases, their infinite wisdom doesn’t include knowing how to complete basic household chores. Will Reid did what he could to fill the gaps in his children’s knowledge — specifically, replacing a roll of toilet paper — but his attempts were largely unsuccessful. […]