Pearson Plc is an education company, which engages in the business of education, business information, and consumer publishing markets. It operates through the following segments: North America, Core, Growth, Penguin Random House, and Corporate. The North America segment includes businesses in the Unites States and Canada. The Core segment referst to businesses in mature markets including the United Kingdom, Australia, and Italy. The Growth segment covers the businesses in emerging markets including Brazil, China, India, and South Africa. The company was founded by Pearson Samuel in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.