For more than 200 years, Colgate people and Colgate values have been at the heart of Colgate's success. They are proud of the powerful strategies and sharp focus which drive their success today. Colgate was founded in 1806 by William Colgate as a starch, soap and candle business in New York City. Today, with sales surpassing $15 billion, Colgate focuses on four core businesses: Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate now sells its products in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.