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General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the world's largest and most dominant automaker since 1931; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. Along with Ford Motor Company and Chrysler, General Motors is the largest of the Big Three automobile manufacturers in America and the largest automobile manufacturer in the world, ouselling Toyotain 2007 by about 3,000 vehicles. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 284,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 35 different countries around the world and sells them under the brands of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM Daewoo, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. As of 2007, General Motors is the fifth largest company in the world (behind Wal-Mart Stores, Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, and BP.)
General Motors was founded 1908, in Flint, Michigan and currently employs approximately 284,000 people around the world. GM's global headquarters is the Renaissance Center located in Detroit, Michigan, USA, They currently manufacture their cars and trucks in 35 different countries. Its European headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, and its Holden headquarters are located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. In 2007, 9.37 million GM cars and trucks were produced globally under the following 12 brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM Daewoo, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. GM is also the majority shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. of South Korea and has had many collaborations with the world's various automakers.