Top 20 Rank: 8
Rank among: Internet Services and Retailing: 2The "do no evil" company in 2005 took more than $900 million worth of stock to fund Google.org, bucking the traditional corporate foundation model in favor of something with fewer tax advantages but greater freedom to fund programs like for-profit entrepreneurship efforts in Africa.
And of course, the stock is its own success story. Google debuted on the Nasdaq in April 2004, with stock priced at $85 a share. The price is now about $450.
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