GE (NYSE: GE) is Imagination at Work a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that is built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. Jeffrey R. Immelt is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of GE.
The company traces its beginnings to Thomas A. Edison, who established Edison Electric Light Company in 1878. In 1892, a merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company created General Electric Company. GE is the only company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Index today that was also included in the original index in 1896.
Total revenue of GE reached $183 billion in 2008.
GE is having five businesses including two infrastructure segments: GE Technology Infrastructure, GE Energy Infrastructure, GE Capital, NBC Universal and GE Consumer