American Express is a multinational financial services corporation, founded in 1850. The company provides credit cards, traveler's checks, and other financial products and services to consumers and businesses around the world. American Express is one of the largest credit card issuers in the United States.
The company has a long history of innovating financial products and services. In 1875, American Express became the first company to offer travelers' checks. In 1958, American Express introduced the first charge card. In 1966, American Express created the first revolving credit card.
Today, American Express offers a variety of credit cards, including consumer and business cards. The company also offers a wide range of financial products and services, including loans, mortgages, and investments.
American Express is a publicly traded company with over $100 billion in market capitalization. The company has more than 100 million cardholders worldwide and employs over 130,000 people.