Wealth-X Reveals: The Top Five Biggest American IPOs Of All Time

Below are the top five largest IPOs in the US to date:

Rank

Company

Amount Raised
(US$ billion)

Year of IPO

Major Shareholder

Value of Stake On First Day of IPO (US$ million)

1

Visa

17.90

2008

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

3,642

2

Facebook

16.00

2012

Mark Zuckerberg

19,253

3

AT&T Wireless Group

10.62

2000

AT&T Corp.

85,807

4

Mondelez International*

8.68

2001

Altria**

36,719

5

United Parcel Service

5.47

1999

John W. Rogers

30.3

* Previously known as Kraft Foods
** Previously known as Philip Morris Companies

Read more details about this list here

Note: IPOs, or initial public offerings, are how some millionaires and billionaires made some or all of their money on Wall Street and similar stock exchanges.  Research the pros and cons of IPOs here.

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