United States | Financial Services
Henry Wells and William Fargo founded Wells Fargo in 1852 in order to provide their fellow Americans with banking and express financial services. Their humble enterprise has since become a global finance leader, through prosperity, war and depression. Today, it is the second-largest bank in the world by market capitalisation, and the third-largest in the US by assets. It has vastly expanded its range of financial offerings, and now caters to everyone from students to high-net-worth individuals with its lending and advisory services. The company’s main headquarters are in San Francisco, but it has a number of ‘hubquarters’ throughout the rest of the US.