Friday, March 18, 2011

American Express

On this day in 1850, American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo. The company started as an express mail business in Albany, NY. In 1882 they started their money order business and in 1891 they started their Traveler's Checks. American Express is a great American company, starting in New York, and is today a global financial powerhouse.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize American Express was founded by Wells Fargo.