a tool made for 'The Origin of Most Problems' book

The information here is outdated since 2018, but the infographic can still give you a clue about the state of monopolism in our society.


They are the biggest and most well known producers of sweets, wheat, cocoa, fruit, sugar, canned food, frozen food, packaged food, baby food, bottled water, beverages, gum, legumes, breakfast cereals, cookies or crackers, coffee and tea, confectionery, vodkas/liqueurs, dairy products, vegetables and fruits or products made from them; ice cream, pet foods, snacks, seafood, and products for personal/household care.

One single company out of them all has a 28% MS of beer sales in the world and has around 500 beer brands in over 100 countries.

Another one sells more than 1.8 billion beverages each day across more than 200 countries.

They manufacture 70-80% of the most popular and best selling candy brands

They are also the biggest in terms of “raw materials” like meat production (beef, chicken and pork - livestock), feed, or seafood, producing and distributing them on all continents. On top of that they are also the biggest in terms of the production of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, hormones and other chemical growth agents, and concentrated stores of raw animal manure, or other chemicals.

One single company is responsible for approximately 30% of the world's dairy exports (milk, yogurt, cheese, and butter).

And one company has a 25% MS of the global salmon market, and 30% MS of the global trout market.

Together they account for around 11-16% of all the global fishing (catch). May not seem much but they are also responsible for controlling some 40% of the most valuable and biggest species.

They also own more than 50% of the seeds market, controlling nature and the production of crops through that.

Their poultry production (chicken, turkeys, eggs) is almost double as that of their next 7 competitors combined.

And the production of pork is as big as their 3 next competitors combined.

Out of all the International Supermarkets’ locations (meaning, the big supermarkets in the world), they account for over 80% of these locations. They also own the largest and most well known fast food restaurant chains.


They are the largest producers of (pretty much) any kind of hardware: networking equipment, monitors, WIFI routers, projectors, motherboards, flash memory, graphics chips, computer processors, screens, robots, medical devices and equipment, gaming consoles, cameras, printers, hard drives, phones and computers, batteries, construction equipment, telecommunication equipment, “The Internet of Things” hardware, appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, A/C units, kitchen electronics, and so forth. It is a challenge to find any piece of hardware that is not made by them through companies like:

One company has more than 10% MS in white appliances production (large machines used for routine housekeeping tasks such as cooking, washing laundry, or food preservation).

Another company has ~90% MS of all AMOLED screens production (that is, modern screens for smartphones, monitors, smart-watches, and so forth).


over 60% of all LCD TVs in the world

over 60% of flash memory (memory cards, USB flash drives, solid-state drives)

over 65% of the best selling gaming consoles of all time

over 70% of DRAM memory (eg: the RAMs of your computer or phone)

over 70% of tablet computers

over 70% of smartphones

over 80% of personal computers


They make and own pretty much all popular movies, TV shows, newspapers, magazines, TV channels, apps and games (video or board games), browsers, online shops, websites, Internet services, operating systems, toys, or software in general. They are also the biggest in the porn industry and own most of the popular music artists in the world alongside most popular books and authors.

In terms of general software Microsoft and Oracle own the world by the balls. Servers, personal computers, apps, they are the ones on the back of whom the digital world is built.


~100% of smartphones

99% of tablet computers

over 96% of personal computers

In other words pretty much 100% of the worldwide operating systems are owned by them.


over 98% of people use their search engines

over 95% of people use their email clients

over 78% of people use their browsers

They own 14 out of the 16 most popular Social Networks and Instant Messaging apps/websites in the world.

They make ~75 out of 100 most downloaded apps on Android and iOS.

They own 54 out of top 67 most popular websites in the world.

They also made 45 out of 50 top selling games of all time.

Only 7 out of 100 best selling music artists of all time are not signed with them.

Only 18 out of 100 best selling books of all time are not published by them.

And only 4 out of top 100 grossing movies of all time are not made by them.


They own almost the entire production of all kinds of motor vehicles (from branding to their production, to their motors or distribution - passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, minibuses, trucks, buses and coaches, including boats and large ships). They also own the airline traffic by a big margin.

They make 83% of all motor vehicles in the world

And are responsible for over 60% of all the world wide air traffic


They are the biggest when it comes to furniture, eyewear or in the clothing/apparel industry where they own the most recognizable brands like:

They have a 34.8% MS of eyewear.

Their next competitor has a 3.2% MS.


They are the biggest producers of vaccines, drugs, or in general medical treatments and/or products/services. They are the biggest investors in science medicine and they own the most prestigious science journals and conduct the largest medical clinical trials in the world.

They own ~40% of the entire pharmaceutical market.

Their are responsible for 43% of all drugs prescriptions in the world.

They own over 90% of the vaccines market.


They are also the biggest producers of zinc, copper, metals, minerals, pulp and paper, building materials (cement, aggregates and concrete), and steel, among other materials or resources.

One company has a 60% MS in zinc, and 50% in copper.

Another company produces as much paper and pulp as its next two competitors combined.

The same goes for the steel production with another company producing as much as its two competitors combined.