Pearson plc

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Pearson plc
TypePublic limited company
FTSE 100 Component
ISINGB0006776081 Edit this on Wikidata
IndustryEducation Mass media
Founded1844; 179 years ago (1844) (as S. Pearson & Son)
London, England, U.K.
FounderSamuel Pearson
Headquarters80 Strand (Shell Mex House), ,
Key people
Sidney Taurel (Chairman)
John Fallon (CEO)
ProductsPublishing (books, newspapers, magazines)
ServicesEducational assessment
School management
Higher education
Revenue£4,129 million (2018)[1]
£553 million (2018)[1]
£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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