Google’s Giant Success: Behind the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]
It’s a Google world. In just one year, 2010, Google had $29.3 billion in revenue. That’s more than the GDP of the world’s 28 poorest countries even if they were all combined into one.
Where does all of Google’s money come from? Even though Google offers a multitude of products and services, 97% of its revenue comes from advertising, with the fastest growing market being mobile ads. Another big chunk of Google’s advertising revenue comes from AdWords purchases and unfortunately there are some pretty shady and less than legit businesses that advertise with Google. Last year, Google was fined $500 million because it knowingly allowed Canadian pharmacies to advertise the sale of prescription drugs to residents of the United States.
Over a billion unique visitors use Google each month and each visitor spends an unheard of average of 200 minutes per month on Google sites. That’s 380,265,176 collective years we spend using Google per month.