Largest British Corporation

The Prudential Assurance Company, Ltd., is the largest corporation in Great Britain or in Europe.* Its total assets now amount to $790,000,000, and its last year's income to $168,500,000. It has almost 25,000,000 policies now in force.

The Prudential was founded in 1848 in London, by a group of public-spirited men who wished to do away with the expensive and often fraudulent burial clubs of that day. The insurance business already existed, but it partook of a reckless and unscientific gambling character and its methods were frequently...

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