Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

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Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryReference material
When it was created1768
HeadquartersChicago
Key peopleJacqui Safra (principal owner)
Things madeEncyclopædia Britannica, Britannica Online, Merriam-Webster products
Money earnedNot reported
EmployeesAbout 400 (300 in Chicago, 100 worldwide)[1]
Websitewww.britannica.com

Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. is an American company known for publishing the Encyclopædia Britannica, the world's oldest encyclopedia, and also the second largest.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • “Encyclopædia Britannica May Refer to ‘For Sale’ to Raise Capital,” Portland Oregonian, April 7, 1995
  • Richard A. Melcher, “Dusting Off the Britannica,” Business Week, October 20, 1997
  • Robert McHenry, “The Building of Britannica Online”
  • Steve Barth, “Britannica on the Virtual Bookshelf,” Knowledge Management Magazine
  • Dorothy Auchter, “The Evolution of Encyclopædia Britannica,” Reference Services Review 27, no. 3: 297

References[change | change source]

  1. Smith, William C. (February 2 2004). "Venerable tomes go digital". The National Law Journal: P8. 

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