Anglo American Logo – Anglo American plc is a global mining company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is a major producer of diamonds, copper, nickel, iron ore, metallurgical and thermal coal, and the world’s largest producer of platinum, with around 40% of world production. Has operations in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America. Primarily listed on the London Stock Exchange and is part of the index FTSE 100. Secondarily also listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Sir Ernest Oppenheimer along with American JP Morgan, founded the Anglo American Corporation, a gold mining company, in 1917 with £ 1 million, with British and American funds, and thereby derived the name of the company. The PCA is became the largest shareholder of the company De Beers in 1926. Two years later, the AAC began mining in the belt of Zambia for copper.