1. Google

Google has changed the landscape of the Internet, and the world, forever. The company, which began as a new kind of search engine, now makes a slew of products, from Gmail and Drive to Glass and AdWords. Google leads the development of the Android mobile operating system and the browser-only Chrome operating system for the Chromebook computer. In 2011, the number of monthly unique visitors to surpassed one billion for the first time.

The J-Connection?

Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while the pair was attending Stanford University. Both founders are Jewish, and endorse the company’s motto, “Don’t be evil.”