Verizon is New York. AOL is Virginia. Apple is California. Here's a map of the U.S. by each state's most famous company by where the company was founded. (Allsup's!).


Choosing the most famous company founded in each state seems like a matter of taste rather than statistics. Apple's market cap is bigger than McDonald's. But is the white apple really more iconic than the golden arches? Let the debate begin.