Diana Wolf of mental_floss asked "When you think of 7-Eleven, the Chrysler Building, and Budweiser, what country comes to mind? "
If you answer the United States, of course - then you're in for a big surprise. The icons this country holds dear are not owned by Americans. Case in point, Budweiser's maker Anheuser-Busch:
1. Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
You’ve likely seen the Anheuser-Busch commercials that were shown during the Olympics. You know, the ones that are oozing with everything American – football, tailgating, the Statue of Liberty, riding motorcycles, playing in a garage band, and, of course, a fat slice of apple pie. In case you didn’t get the hint, they’re reminding you that their All American Ale is still All American. But it’s not American at all! Earlier this year, Anheuser Busch Inc was bought by InBev, the Belgian brewer. The deal, soon to close, will make the new combined company “Anheuser Busch InBev” the largest beer company in the world.
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