Microsoft: Statistics and Facts

Microsoft - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and Data on Microsoft

Founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1975, Microsoft is one of the largest providers of computer software and related services around the world. The company has consistently increased global revenue takings over the past 10 years with amounts climbing well over 60 billion in the past few years. The company’s net income has also consistently been in the multi-billion dollar category for some years now. Microsoft’s infamous co-founder and former CEO, Bill Gates, is also among the richest men in the United States with a multi-billion dollar fortune to his name.

For Microsoft the segment of the business that generates the largest proportion of their revenue is the Business Division (this includes Microsoft Office, Exchange and other business solutions). This is perhaps not surprising considering that Microsoft Office is the most commonly-used suite of office/productivity software worldwide. The Windows' operating systems have also been dominating the home computer operating system market for more than two decades. Microsoft has also had steady sales with its gaming console the Xbox, which sold upwards of 11 million units in 2012.

In May 2011, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Skype for 8.5 billion U.S. dollars. The deal marks Microsoft’s biggest acquisition to date and breaks with Microsoft’s practice of predominantly acquiring small companies.

Show more   

Top Statistics about Microsoft - Statista Dossier 2013

Our editorially prepared study "Microsoft - Statista Dossier 2013" contains all relevant facts and statistics on "Microsoft". You can find a short summary down below.
Go to dossier
  • Company overview
  • PCs
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Gaming
  • Other

Popular Statistics about Microsoft
You may also be interested in... about Microsoft
Show more
Dossier Chapters: Microsoft
Recent Microsoft Chart of the Day
Microsoft Infographic - Microsoft Remains the World's No. 1 Software Maker