Asa Candler made one of the coolest bets in history. Plopping $2,300 on
Today the drinks empire sports a market cap of $182 billion.
When Candler began purchasing control of The
When he sold the company in 1919, it was worth $25 million, or $342 million in today's money.
The enterprise he built eventually had a stock surge in the 1988-98 decade of almost 2,000%.
Coca-ColaCollectors: incredible Christmas displays from around the world
Get a sneak peek of the 2017
Coca-ColaChristmas Truck Tour
- Claus clothes: The many suits of Santa and the jolliness that unites them all
Coca-Colabrands make it to the big (or small) screen
‘For most people, I was the first Brit they had ever met!’ Stories from
Coca-ColaGreat Britain retirees