What's the closest real equivalent to E Corp from Mr. Robot? Not necessarily that they're super evil, but that they are present in many different industries and their products are commonplace.

Is there any further evidence inside the show or commentary from its makers if this company is a reference to a specific real company?

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    Are you looking for ideas of what such big companies in the real world could be or for actual hints inside the show as to what real world company it's alluding to? In the former case this seems quite a bit too broad and opinion-based, and in the latter case you might want to flesh out the question a little more in this regard.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Jul 29, 2015 at 10:56
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    Koch Industries? They fit both bills!
    – jonrsharpe
    Jul 29, 2015 at 19:44
  • @close-voters Since the question has attracted a significant number of "primarily opinion-based" close-votes already, I tried to reword it into a more on-topic direction. Feel free to retract your close-votes if you agree with the new version.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Jul 31, 2015 at 9:13
  • Based on e in dell logo Which is why it is familiar
    – user29491
    Jan 4, 2016 at 16:53
  • ![evil corp logos](i.stack.imgur.com/gyu3v.png) another thing in the devil and Daniel jhonston, a documentary of an crazy musician, this guy its obsesed about the E type, even the E shape. And he says it is the sign of evil
    – user30049
    Jan 18, 2016 at 14:11

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According to this article, which quotes the words of the creator of the show (Sam Esmail), the Evil Corp is based on Enron.

And by the way, Esmail told us that the “E” in Evil Corp is “totally the Enron logo.” Then he laughed. “It’s not like they’re going to sue us for it.”

Enron logo

  • This was my immediate thought, to be honest. The rocked back E is such a clear reference.
    – Catija
    Jul 30, 2015 at 17:07
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    The first company I thought of when I saw the E was Dell, especially seeing it on all the computers and monitors.
    – sanpaco
    Jul 31, 2015 at 16:37

Did anyone think of Apple or Samsung because when Elliot says about Evil corp for the first time in season 1 premiere they show a monitor, phone, laptop and tablet. Where the Tablet and Laptop looks like an iPad and a Macbook and the Monitor and Phone can be compared to Samsung Monitor and Phones.






While they use a logo similar to Enron's, the nature of the company's size and reach is much closer to General Eectric. The toxic waste scandal which they reference is akin to the large environmental mess that GE caused and is addressing in the Hudson among others.

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