When was The Coca‑Cola Company founded?

1892. While Coca‑Cola was invented and first sold in 1888, the secret formula and brand was bought in 1889 by Asa Griggs Candler, who incorporated The Coca‑Cola Company three years later. On 5 September, 1919, a consortium of businessmen led by Ernest Woodruff, Robert W. Woodruff's father, purchased The Coca‑Cola Company for $25 million and it went on the New York stock market.