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5 All-American Companies That Aren’t

Inside their red-white-and-blue skin beats a multinational heart

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#5 Independence

Ahh, Amurrrrica. The land of the free, of stars and stripes, of diversity and opportunity, innovation and so much more.

Countless companies seem to embody the American ideal in both their entrepreneurial spirit and in the products they create — many of which have become symbols and staples of U.S. culture.

But some of such companies, though they may seem as classically all-American as the quarterback-cheerleader high school sweethearts with a house, dog and yard full of kids, aren’t as homegrown as they may seem.

Many brands with a small-town start have long fled the homeland and now have a big-time global footprint. Let’s take a look at five big-name all-American companies for which a majority of revenue ain’t from America after all:

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