|Predecessor||Edison General Electric|
|Founded||April 15, 1892in Schenectady, New York, US|
|Headquarters||Boston, Massachusetts, US|
|H. Lawrence Culp Jr.|
(Chairman & CEO)
|Revenue||US$ 75.619 billion (2020)|
|US$ 5.197 billion (2020)|
|US$ 5.230 billion (2020)|
|Total assets||US$ 253.452 billion (2020)|
|Total equity||US$ 35.552 billion (2020)|
Number of employees
|Footnotes / references|
General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York City and headquartered in Boston. As of 2018[update], the company operates through the following segments: aviation, healthcare, power, renewable energy, digital industry, additive manufacturing and venture capital and finance.
In 2020, GE ranked among the Fortune 500 as the 33rd largest firm in the United States by gross revenue. In 2011, GE ranked among the Fortune 20 as the 14th-most profitable company but has since very severely underperformed the market (by about 75%) as its profitability collapsed. Two employees of GE—Irving Langmuir (1932) and Ivar Giaever (1973)—have been awarded the Nobel Prize.