Who Owns McDonald’s?

McDonald’s is majority owned by The Vanguard Group, the group owns 63.9 million of the company’s shares, which equate to 8.65% of total outstanding shares. McDonald’s corporation current ceo is Chris Kempczinski.

Top 10 Owners of McDonald’s Corp

Total value ($)
The Vanguard Group, Inc.8.65%63,976,68816,135,560,480
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.4.92%36,404,9009,181,679,829
BlackRock Fund Advisors4.64%34,332,6528,659,038,161
Wellington Management Co. LLP2.81%20,761,9205,236,363,843
Geode Capital Management LLC1.76%13,004,2233,279,795,083
JPMorgan Investment Management, I…1.60%11,796,9982,975,320,866
Northern Trust Investments, Inc.(…1.28%9,457,5392,385,285,911
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (…1.04%7,700,4221,942,123,433
Norges Bank Investment Management1.04%7,685,7741,938,429,061
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (I…0.94%6,935,0181,749,080,890
Source: CNN


McDonald’s is headquartered in Chicago, IL. It was previously headquartered in Oak Brook, IL.


McDonald’s was founded by Richard and Maurice McDonald in 1940 in San Bernadino, California.

Did Ray Kroc founded McDonald’s?

No, Ray Kroc only joined McDonald’s in 1955. But, he was instrumental in expanding the chain’s presence through franchise model.

How Big is McDonald’s?

McDonald’s operates in 120+ countries and serves 68 million people every day.

How many restaurants does McDonald’s have?

As of 2021, McDonald’s have a total of 40,031 restaurants worldwide, out of which 13,438 restaurants are in United States. Source

What products does McDonald’s sell?

  • Hamburgers
  • Chicken
  • French fries
  • Soft drinks
  • Soft serves
  • Milkshakes
  • Salads
  • Desserts
  • Hotcake
  • Coffee
  • Breakfast
  • Wraps

How many employees does McDonald’s have?

As of 2022, McDonald’s employees almost 200,000 people in company owned restaurants and about 2 million people globally across its franchised restaurants. Source

McDonald’s Financials

McDonald’s total revenue: $23.2 billion (2021)

McDonald’s Net Worth: $53.9 billion (2021)

Asof 2021, McDonald’s net worth is $53.9 billion.

McDonald’s Net profits: $7.5 billion (2021)


McDonald’s CEO Pay

In 2022, McDonald’s CEO was paid $20 million in compensation, which was twice of previous year compensation of $10.8 million. Source

Is McDonald’s closing outlets?

Yes, McDonald’s closed around 400 of its stores in 2021. Source

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