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Tyson Foods, Inc.
Traded asNYSETSN (Class A)
S&P 500 Component
IndustryFood processing
Founded1935; 86 years ago (1935)
FounderJohn W. Tyson
HeadquartersSpringdale, Arkansas, U.S.
Key people
Noel White (CEO and President)
  • Increase US$ 40.052 billion (2018) [1]
  • Increase US$ 38.260 billion (2017) [1]
  • Increase US$ 3.055 billion (2018) [1]
  • Increase US$ 2.931 billion (2017) [1]
  • Increase US$ 3.027 billion (2018) [1]
  • Increase US$ 1.778 billion (2017) [1]
Total assets
  • Increase US$ 29.109 billion (2018) [1]
  • Increase US$ 23.956 billion (2014) [2]
Total equity
  • Increase US$ 12.811 billion (2018) [1]
  • Increase US$ 10.559 billion (2017) [1]
Number of employees
SubsidiariesHillshire Brands

Tyson Foods, Inc. is an American multinational corporation based in Springdale, Arkansas. It is in the food industry. The company is the world's second biggest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork after JBS S.A.. Every year, it exports the biggest percentage of beef out of the United States. It operates major food brands, including Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Sara Lee, Ball Park, Wright Brand, Aidells, and State Fair.[3] Tyson Foods ranked No. 80 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.[4]


The company was created by John W. Tyson in 1935.[5] World War II helped their business because chicken was not included in foods that were rationed.[6] As of 2014, the company has 115,000 employees. They have more than 300 facilities, over 100 of which are in the US.[5]


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