Which are the famous corporate whistleblowers in publicly-traded companies? We are living in the age where capitalism is present in the most of the economies in the world. But in the capitalism, big corporations are ruling markets. It is very hard to deal with them if they are doing something illegal or wrong, hurting the people or the properties. The big corporate became big because of their influence and if you are planning to do something against them, you can expect that they will attack with everything they got. It takes a lot of courage to stand against one of those big corporations, especially because you don’t have as much protection as they do.
In the recent history, we have an example of a whistleblower Edward Snowden who used to work in CIA as a computer professional who leaked classified information from the NSA without permission. The information he revealed concerned global surveillance program. He revealed thousands of classified documents to the journalists. Edward Snowden has found the shelter in Russia, although at the beginning he wanted to leave to Latin America, through Cuba, but wasn’t allowed to get on a plane.
If you want to find out a little bit more about this topic and who else was a whistleblower, you should read Insider Monkey’s article The 10 Famous Corporate Whistleblowers in Publicly-Traded Companies? At the 10th place on the list is Mark Whitacre and Archer Daniels Midland Company in 1992. Mark Whitacre was the president of the BioProduct Division at Archer Daniels Midland, but he also worked as FBI’s secret informer, and he was the highest level executive FBI whistleblower. The subject of the informing was the fixing prices in the corporation. That caused legal suit in which the American food processing company paid 400 million dollars in 2005 for a settlement. To find out how the rest of the list looks like, just click on the link above.