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Volkswagen Group owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati, Porsche, and others.


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The car industry is a massive, complicated place. If you've been a car fanatic for long enough, you probably already know that the Bentley's, Bugatti's, and Lamborghini's you had on your wall as posters as a kid were, in fact, VW's. If you didn't, newsflash: Volkswagen Group owns Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and among others, Porsche.

However, a lesser-known fact about the German automotive multinational - that rests easily in the top 10 of the Fortune Global 500 list - is that it's indirectly majority-owned by the Austrian Porsche-Piech family. Porsche, as in the Porsche also owned by Volkswagen AG.

So there you have it. Porsche is both owned by and an owner of Volkswagen Group and vice versa. Here's a look into how this strange hierarchy happened and what is now housed beneath the massive Volkswagen umbrella.


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