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Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

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Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
IndustryReference material
Key people
Jacqui Safra (principal owner)
ProductsEncyclopædia Britannica, Britannica Online, Merriam-Webster products
RevenueNot reported
Number of employees
About 400 (300 in Chicago, 100 worldwide)[1]

Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. is an American company known for publishing the Encyclopædia Britannica, the world's oldest encyclopedia, and also the second largest.

Further reading

  • “Encyclopædia Britannica May Refer to ‘For Sale’ to Raise Capital,” Portland Oregonian, April 7, 1995
  • Richard A. Melcher, “Dusting Off the Britannica,” Business Week, October 20, 1997
  • Robert McHenry, “The Building of Britannica Online”
  • Steve Barth, “Britannica on the Virtual Bookshelf,” Knowledge Management Magazine
  • Dorothy Auchter, “The Evolution of Encyclopædia Britannica,” Reference Services Review 27, no. 3: 297


  1. Smith, William C. (February 2, 2004). "Venerable tomes go digital". The National Law Journal: P8. 

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