The subject of this article:

The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company (referred to in the novel canon as Gump Shrimp Company) was formed by Forrest Gump and named after himself and his best friend, Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue.


Not many employees are named in the film, but a number are known in the novel.

In the film

In real life

The company really exists, though it started in 1996, 2 years after the release of the film. For more information on the real company, see the Wikipedia article.

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