10 Facts About The Family
80% of the world's
businesses are family owned.
account for more than half of the nation’s
gross domestic product.
Nearly 35% of
family-owned businesses are Fortune 500 and
other large companies including Ford, Koch
Industries, Cargill, Wal-Mart, Weyerhaeuser,
Loews, and Ikea.
Approximately 60% of
all public companies in the US are family
account for 60% of total US employment, 78%
of all new jobs, and 65% of all wages paid.
Many family businesses
were started after WWII.
More than 25% of family
firms expect the next CEO to be a woman.
More than 30% of all
family owned businesses survive into the
*Based on research we
have conducted every year since 1985. See our
RESEARCH page for more specifics.