The Western Union company offers both financial and communications services. It was founded in 1851 in Rochester, New York, by Ezra Cornell. Initially, it was known as The Western Union Telegraph Company and in 1879 it became the most important telegraph company in America, thanks to its union with Russian Telegraph Company. Nowadays Western Union’s main activity is based on money transfers and bank drafts. Western Union had 909 million dollars of benefits in 2013 and it counts with 9.000 employees. Western Union is based in more than 200 countries in order to offer its services to as many clients as possible.