People behind famous brands – Coca-cola

Famous brands like Coca-cola are well known by everyone, but in many cases, the key people stay behind the scenes. 

We believe it would be interesting to know who these people are, so LongTermInfo is going to write about them in our“Top Persona” column. 

First people from this list are top personas behind the Coca-Cola Company.


This legendary multinational beverage corporation with a rich history was founded 128 years ago In Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Founders of Coca-cola were John Stith Pemberton and Asa Griggs Candler.

John Stith Pemberton

Mr. John Stith Pemberton was the one who developed a beverage, but sold his rights to it to Asa Griggs Candler. 

Pemberton was a Pharmacist and a soldier. After being injured during the Battle of Columbus he was having severe pains. Under those circumstances, strong painkillers were essential for him.

As a result, Stith Pemberton became addicted to morphine and started experimenting with various recipes for a new type of painkillers. One of those experiments ended up being the first version of Coca-cola. It should be noted that the early version of the world’s best selling soft drink contained cocaine.

Asa Griggs Candler

Mr. Asa Griggs Candler was a businessman who purchased the rights to Coca-cola from Pemberton. He paid $2,300 for this profitable acquisition and founded The Coca-Cola Company.

It should be mentioned that Candler was not only a businessman but also the 41st Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia.

Present time

At the present time, Coca-cola doesn’t belong to a single person. The company has shareholders. The man who owns the biggest part of the company is the American billionaire Warren Buffett.

Coca-cola co-owner Warren Buffett

Mr. Buffett is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors and one of the greatest philanthropists.

The key person of the multinational beverage corporation Coca-cola is 55-year-old British businessman James Quincey. He has been working for Coca-cola since 1996. In 2016, after 20 years of hard work, Quincey became the CEO.

Coca-cola SEO James Quincey

Mr. Quincey has a degree in electronic engineering. This successful CEO has two kids. He keeps his personal life away from the public.

James Quincey’s net worth is approximately $50 million.


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