Bruce Wayne becomes CEO and majority share holder of Wayne Enterprises (formerly WayneCorp). The orphaned son of the late Thomas and Martha Wayne has now acquired enough shares to be the majority share holder of the co. Wayne Enterprises is owned by billionaire Bruce Wayne and run by his business manager Lucius Fox. It was founded by merchant ancestors of the Wayne family in the 17th century as a merchant house. It changed and gradually grew when it was officially erected in the 19th century when Alan Wayne, heir to Solomon Wayne, founded Wayne Shipping and Wayne Chemical. Along with Wayne Manufacturing, which came later, the Industrial Revolution fueled Wayne Enterprises into becoming a major powerhouse. The deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne are still unsolved.