Ford sells automobiles and its a public company. Henry Ford was 39 years old when he founded the ford motor company which would go on to become one of the worlds largest and most profitable company. Ford is the largest family controlled company in the world. Henry Ford started his company in 1903 worldwide. Ford's headquarters are located in Dearborn, Michigan and that's where Henry grew up. This company has around 213,000 people working for Ford. Their revenue is 146.91 billion. Ford mobilized his factories for the war effort and produced bombers, Jeeps, and tanks for World War II. Here's some fun facts, 1908 Ford introduced the model A, the first car with a windshield. The company first went public in 1956.