From Tesla to Pfizer: 14 major US companies founded by immigrants

America is known as the land of opportunity for a reason. The idea that people can come here to make their ideas a reality is firmly entrenched in our national ethos.

It’s also why you can thank immigrants for everything from powerful search engines to yogurt to eco-friendly cars.

In fact, 40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by either immigrants or the children of immigrants, according to the Atlantic.

Free Enterprise, a website backed by the US Chamber of Commerce, broke down a number of powerful US-based companies that built by people born outside the US. Take a look at 14 of those below:

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