While it’s common knowledge that many of our favorite American products are actually made in China, many don’t know that several popular American companies are actually owned by Chinese investors. It’s not always obvious until you see it for yourself – even some sports clubs have interesting foreign stakeholders.
America is home to many companies that have truly become trailblazers in their respective industries. From General Electric appliances to General Motors cars, all of these thriving businesses help buoy the US economy – but even these giants need to get their money from somewhere.
Investments come from across the globe, but the burgeoning economy in China means that American companies are vulnerable to foreign takeovers, or open to foreign investments, depending on your perspective. If that means saving a floundering brand, then it may be for the best. Read on to find out which of Uncle Sam’s most influential companies are backed by Chinese businesses – some names might surprise you.