Company Information

William “Billy” Durant, a Flint, Michigan based manufacturer of horse-drawn carriages, founded General Motors (GM) on September 16, 1908 in response to public enthusiasm for the newly invented “horseless carriage.” At the time, Buick was the only model made by GM.

Noon-hour at Buick by Don Harrison CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Noon-hour at Buick by Don Harrison CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Today, GM, with strategic partners, manufacturers, sells, and performs service for eleven brands:

  • Chevrolet
  • Buick
  • GMC
  • Cadillac
  • Baojun
  • Holden, Isuzu
  • Jiefang
  • Opel
  • Vauxhall
  • Wuling

Around the world, GM operates over 300 facilities and employs over 312,000 individuals.


Several financial and news organizations publish profiles of GM with stock information, top management, and recent news.

GM on BloombergBusiness

GM Profile on Forbes

GM on MarketWatch

GM on Morningstar

GM on Yahoo Finance

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