Abe Plough
Plough
1908–1971
Plough
1908–1971
In 1908, with $125 borrowed from his father, Plough formed Plough, Incorporated by selling Antiseptic Heating Oil door to door. Over the next 65 years, Plough transformed his company from a small manufacturer of toiletries to a multinational corporation producing such well known products as Coppertone suntan lotion, St. Joseph Aspirin and Maybelline cosmetics. While spending up to 25% of revenues on advertising to create household brand names, Plough generated top-level financial returns for several years.

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