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Marcus and Sam Samuel create the Shell Transport and Trading company

Early 20th Century

1900 - 1910

Shell becomes the world's leading oil company and founds Shell Chemicals

Post War Expansion

1945 - 1955

Oil demand soars and Shell expands dynamically, starts overseas exploration and partners with Ferrari


1960 - 1989

Shell Chemicals enters a golden period of research, produces its General Business Principles and diversifies its staff


1980 - 2000

Shell grows through acquisition and, in 2005, unifies Royal Dutch and Shell Transport under the title Royal Dutch Shell plc



Shell Facts Today:

Shell has 109,000+ employees in 140+ countries.

Shell focuses on 3 main profitable businesses - Exploration & Production, Downstream, Gas & Power - while having several other supporting and enabling business units.

Shell earned net revenues of $484,489 million in 2012.

Shell is the world's largest corporation as of 2012, according to the Fortune 500 List.