The Walt Disney Company is celebrating a huge milestone – its 100th anniversary.

On 16 October 1923, brothers Walt and Roy Disney set up Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio to produce films. From humble beginnings, the company has gone on to become one of the most recognisable brands in the world.

Over the last century, Disney films have become childhood staples. Even adults will have a favourite nostalgic Disney film or one that they love to watch with children or grandchildren.

There have been plenty of successes in the last 100 years – since its founding, the company has won an incredible 135 Academy Awards.

In 2022, Disney employed around 220,000 people and its revenue was more than $82.7 billion (£65.1 billion). In fact, the company ranked number 53 on the 2022 Fortune 500 list of biggest companies in the US by revenue.

To celebrate 100 years of Disney, read more about 10 life and money lessons you can learn from the company and its films in our latest guide.

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