This history of Coca Cola infographic gives us a great picture of why the company's influence reaches so far and wide. You might be surprised to hear that in its first year of business, Coca Cola sold only 9 bottles a day. John Pemberton invented the beverage in 1886 and sold it two years later to Asa Griggs Candler for $2,300. The brand is now valued at an astounding 71.9 billion dollars.
The history of Coca Cola is full of great accomplishments including partnering with 275 bottling plants and having over 2.8 million vending machines globally. If you stacked all the 8 oz bottles of Coca Cola ever made it would reach to the moon and back over 2,000 times. Although its an old company, Coca Cola is very internet savvy and has the distinction of being the largest consumer brand on Facebook.