14. Harley Davidson
The first Harley Davidson motorcycle model was designed and produced in 1903 by William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson in a shack. It took the duo close to two years to create a suitable bike in a log cabin in Milwaukee, Massachusetts. The Harley Davidson motorcycle saw an official launch in 1903 with significant assistance from Walter Davidson, Arthur’s brother.
However, it took another eight years for Harley and Davidson brothers to launch a full-fledged motorcycle sporting a V-Twin engine. By the end of 1920, Harley-Davidson became the world’s biggest producer and seller of motorcycles. They had dealers in over 67 countries. Harley-Davidson Inc’s revenues exceeded $5.64 billion in 2017 as a result, with assets totaling $9.973 billion in the same year.