Company: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Brand Value: $12,794 Million
Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA
Year formed: 2015
HPE was formed in 2015 through a split of Hewlett Packard. This resulted in two new companies: HP Inc. which retained its parent’s printer and personal computer business; and HPE, which offers enterprise IT services. In the short period since then, HPE has made several major moves to both acquire and divest its businesses, including a recent spinoff of its entire software division into the whimsically named Seattle SpinCo. While not widely recognized by the public as a distinct entity, the brand retains the iconic Hewlett Packard name as well as a celebrity CEO, Meg Whitman, who was CEO of eBay for 10 years and a Republican candidate for governor of California.