Pearson plc (Pearson) is an education company. The Company provides a range of education products and services to institutions, governments and direct to individual learners, working to help people of all ages make measurable progress in their lives through learning. Pearson provides learning materials, places of learning, technologies, assessments and services to teachers, professionals and students in order to help people everywhere aim higher and fulfill their true potential. Pearson's major revenue markets are North America (61% of sales during 2013), Core, which includes the United Kingdom, Italy and Australia (25%), and Growth, which includes Brazil, China and South Africa (15%). It also owns the Financial Times, 50% of The Economist and 47% of Penguin Random House.