The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by 38-year-old Frank Seiberling. Goodyear said it is the No. 1 tiremaker in North America and Latin America and Europe's second largest tiremaker. The company employs approximately 72,000 people around the world and operates 55 plants in 22 countries. Together with its subsidiaries and joint ventures, Goodyear develops, markets, and sells tires for most applications.