The first edition included just 4 pages and cost $0.02. Two pennies for a paper! Now, that would equate to $0.51. . . almost $1.50 less than the actual cost of The Wall Street Journal today. Below are a few facts from that original cover.
Also for this milestone anniversary, a number of celebrities and industry leaders served as guest columnists. Singer, songwriter, and seven-time Grammy Award winning artist, Taylor Swift penned a column on the future of the music industry. Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg discussed a future where the internet is available to all and Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, discussed the future of transportation. If you would like to read more opinions of industry leaders, visit online.wsj.com.