Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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.

As a promise to his best friend Bubba (who lost his life during the war), Forrest buys a shrimp boat and begins the Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Company. After months of no success, Gump’s old army lieutenant Dan comes on as his partner. When the deadly Hurricane Carmen hits the South, Forrest and Dan’s boat is the sole surviving shrimping ship. With a monopoly on the business, the boy’s make it big (even landing on the cover of Fortune!).

One of the highlights of the film was a fishing boat named Jenny, which was named after the woman he loved.

The film follows a simple Alabama man named Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) who, despite the doubts of everybody around him, has quite an extraordinary life. He becomes a college football star (and meets an American president), miraculously survives the Vietnam war as a hero (and meets yet another president), becomes a ping pong star for the All American team, starts the multi-million-dollar Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, invests in Apple, and starts a cult following by doing a cross-country run across the United States.

Gump was included in Forbes’ Fictional 15, an examination of the richest fictional characters across films, television, and movies (other characters include Richie Rich and the Beverly Hillbillies). They estimated his net worth to be at $5.7B.