Pearson plc

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Pearson plc
TypePublic limited company
Traded asLSEPSON
FTSE 100 Component
IndustryEducation Mass media
When it was created1844; 175 years ago (1844) (as S. Pearson & Son)
London, England, U.K.
People who started itSamuel Pearson
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom 80 Strand (Shell Mex House)
Key peopleSidney Taurel (Chairman)
John Fallon (CEO)
Things madePublishing (books, newspapers, magazines)
ServicesEducational assessment
School management
Higher education
Money earned£4,129 million (2018)[1]
Operating income£553 million (2018)[1]
Net income£590 million (2018)[1]

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.[2] It is the biggest education company, and it was once the largest book publisher in the world.[3][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Preliminary Results 2018" (PDF). Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. Spender, J. A., Weetman Pearson: First Viscount Cowdray (London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1930).
  3. "The World's 54 Largest Publishers, 2017". Publisher's Weekly. 2017-08-25. Retrieved 2017-11-29. 
  4. "Private equity to buy Pearson's IDC for $3.4 billion". Reuters. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010.

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