The History of Marquis Who’s Who Since 1898

A collection of notable corporate milestones

Featured Historical Moments

About Marquis Who's Who

Established in 1898, Marquis Who’s Who promptly began publishing biographical data in 1899. Since then, Marquis has remained the standard for reliable and comprehensive biographical data. Each year, we strive to continue the tradition established by company founder, Albert Nelson Marquis, more than 120 years ago with the first publication of Who’s Who in America.

How Marquis Who's Who changed Warren Buffett's Life

An accomplished and renowned investor, and business mogul, Mr. Buffett understood early in his career the true importance of our work in highlighting great American achievement.

“To be able to [read about] the lives of these people that have been through so much … it’s so extraordinary; the lessons, the discouragements they’ve faced, everything about them.” – Warren Buffett on the impact of Marquis Who’s Who on his life.

Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

The Lighter Side of Marquis Who's Who

Marquis Who’s Who has earned position as a household name since its establishment more than a century ago. Prior to the emergence of digital and online media, Marquis was often referenced in popular comic strips that displayed a lighter side of the company’s biographical efforts. Please feel free to browse through this fun collection!

Recent Milestones

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