|Type||Public limited company|
|Traded as||LSE: PSON|
FTSE 100 Component
|Industry||Education Mass media|
|When it was created||1844 (as S. Pearson & Son)|
London, England, U.K.
|People who started it||Samuel Pearson|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom 80 Strand (Shell Mex House)|
|Key people||Sidney Taurel (Chairman)|
John Fallon (CEO)
|Things made||Publishing (books, newspapers, magazines)|
|Money earned||£4,129 million (2018)|
|Operating income||£553 million (2018)|
|Net income||£590 million (2018)|
Pearson plc is a British multinational publishing and education company. They are headquartered in London. It was created as a construction business in the 1840s, but they changed to publishing in the 1920s. It is the biggest education company, and it was once the largest book publisher in the world.
References[change | change source]
- "Preliminary Results 2018" (PDF). Retrieved 10 March 2019.
- Spender, J. A., Weetman Pearson: First Viscount Cowdray (London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1930).
- "The World's 54 Largest Publishers, 2017". Publisher's Weekly. 2017-08-25. https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/international/international-book-news/article/74505-the-world-s-50-largest-publishers-2017.html. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
- "Private equity to buy Pearson's IDC for $3.4 billion". Reuters. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
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