The financial sector is vital to the US economy. Payments, capital, risk management, and financial data accuracy are all powered by banks, insurance, and financial services firms.

AIG also owns GEICO, Duracell, BNSF, Lubrizol, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamonds and NetJets. It also bought a number of smaller businesses in a variety of industries.

Berkshire Hathaway

Visa is a global financial services company. Customers can use Visa-branded credit, debit, prepaid, and cash access programs.


JPMorgan Chase, founded in 1799, is now one of the world's largest universal banks. It is involved in retail and commercial banking, as well as investment, asset, and treasury services.

JP Morgan Chase

Mastercard is a global financial services firm. It handles payments between merchant banks and customers using Mastercard debit, credit, or prepaid cards.


PayPal Holdings Inc. runs a global online payment system. The online payment service Paypal helps online merchants and commercial users. PayPal went public in 2002 before being bought by eBay.


Founded in 1784. The US now has over 4,600 branches and 15,900 ATMs. Bank of America also offers corporate and investment banking. It has over 200,000 employees.

Bank of America

Wells Fargo & Company was founded in 1852. Community banking, wholesale banking, and wealth, brokerage, and retirement are the company's main business lines. Wells Fargo Bank operates over 8,000 branches and 13,000 ATMs.

Wells Fargo

Morgan Stanley began in 1935. It has over 60,000 employees in 42 countries. It has customers from businesses to individuals. Morgan Stanley offers corporate and institutional securities, wealth management, and investment management.

Morgan Stanley

Citigroup began in 1812. It employs 210,000 people in 160 countries. Citigroup provides global corporate and investment banking, markets and securities, private banking, treasury, and trade solutions.


BlackRock is a global asset manager with operations in 30 countries. Its iShares division manages over 800 ETFs. It also has ESG and sustainable investing divisions.


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