What is the Charging Bull?
The Charging Bull has become a global icon of the stock market and big business in the United States and India. It’s also one of New York City’s most visited attractions. Tourists come from all over the world to see the bronze beast, strike positions in front of it, and take photos with it.
It makes you wonder how it became so well-known. The majority of visitors have no idea what the story is about. That is, after all, part of my work as a tour guide [Stay till the end I have some goodies for you]. I’m here to tell you about how it all began and how the statue came to be where it is now.
Here’s all you need to know about the Charging Bull, including how to see it in person when you’re in New York and also in India.
What does the Charging Bull on Wall Street represent?
Di Modica created the Wall Street Bull to represent America’s strength and resilience after the 1987 stock market crash. According to his assistant on the time, Di Modica constructed the statue to “encourage everybody to realize America’s strength.” But visitors and locals alike have their own take on what the Wall Street Bull means. Some say it’s a shrine to American capitalism. Others say it’s a symbol of good luck — and that giving it a rub is similar to rubbing Buddha’s belly.