Feb 1, 2023 | Social Media & User-Generated Content
Meta: annual revenue 2009-2022
In 2022, the revenue general by Meta Platforms (formerly known as Facebook Inc.) amounted to roughly 116.6 billion US dollars, down from around 117.9 billion U.S. dollars in the previous fiscal year. This is the first time that revenue declined for the social media company.
Meta's main source of income is digital advertising
As a side effect from being the biggest social network worldwide, Facebook is the leading platform for social media advertising and marketing with 94 percent of global marketers utilizing Facebook in their marketing efforts. The majority of the social network’s revenues are generated through advertising – in 2022, advertising revenue amounted to close to 113 billion U.S. dollars whereas payments and other fees revenues amounted to around two billion U.S. dollars.
User engagement on Facebook
Facebook’s enormous online audience reach and high user engagement rates situate the platform as an attractive advertising base for brands and companies. The most popular Facebook fan pages have more than 100 million fans – footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and singer Shakira are ranked as leading celebrity brand figures based on their number of Facebook followers. Popular types of content posted to Facebook include photos, links and status updates.
The 222 million euro transfer of Brazilian player Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in August 2017 is the all-time highest fee for a soccer transfer. According to the source, the transfers of Kylian Mbappé to PSG and Ousmane Dembélé to Barcelona come second and third in the list respectively.
The rise of the big-money transfer
The transfer of Neymar to PSG shocked the soccer world: it was more than twice as much as the previous record of 105 million euros that Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba. The transfer was made possible by the owners of PSG, Qatar Sports Investments, who have provided significant funds to strengthen the playing squad since their acquisition of the club in 2011. The Neymar transfer created a domino effect that saw recipients Barcelona spend a total of 265 million euros on Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho during the 2017/2018 season – both signings feature in the top five all-time highest transfer fees. Many other high-fee transfers have happened since the summer of 2017, highlighting the growing sums of money being made in revenue by clubs within the top European soccer leagues.
The evolution of the transfer record
Mega-money moves have been taking place in soccer throughout the years. Spanish giants Real Madrid have been known to splash the cash, notably breaking the transfer record to sign Zinedine Zidane in 2001 (75 million euros), Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 (94 million euros), and Gareth Bale in 2013 (100 million euros). It could be some time before a fee eclipses the 222 million euros that PSG paid for Neymar, but if the transfer record is to be broken in the future, an English Premier League team could be the most likely to do so: the English Premier League generates the most revenue of the biggest European soccer leagues.
Number of PlayStation Plus subscribers worldwide 2014-2022
First launched in 2010, PlayStation Plus is Sony’s subscription service which allows PlayStation users to play online multiplayer. As of December 2022, the service had over 46.4 million subscribers, a noticeable decrease from its peak of 48 million subscriptions in December 2021. In June 2022, Sony combined its PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now cloud gaming services and the revamped PlayStation Plus service now features a three-tier subscription model. The existing service became PlayStation Plus Essential, with higher priced tiers PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Premium adding access to downloadable and streamable gaming titles which were formerly available under PlayStation Now.
PlayStation Plus perks
As well as enabling gamers to play with their friends online, PlayStation Plus comes with several other perks. PS Plus members are given early access to upcoming games and are given discounts on PlayStation Store items. One of the biggest perks is the gift of two PlayStation 4 and one PS5 game every month. These so-called Instant Game Collection games have ranged from blockbuster games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PS4) and A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5), to smaller games such as a limousine driving game, Roundabout, and Knowledge is Power, a local multiplayer quiz game. In total, PlayStation Plus Essential subscribers were offered 1,304 U.S. dollars’ worth of free video games in 2022.
PlayStation still going strong
Announced in 2019, Sony's PlayStation 5 was released in November 2020. The PS5, along with Microsoft's Xbox Series S and Series X consoles, which were launched in the same month, are part of the ninth generation of video game consoles. Industry estimates that the PS5 will generate over 67 million unit sales by 2024. However, the rollout of the flagship console was marred by limited supply and scalpers taking advantage of the situation, driving up the price of the console for thousands of dollars in the secondary market.
Quantity of cryptocurrencies as of February 2, 2023
How many cryptocurrencies are there? In short, there were nearly 9,000 as of 2023 although there were many more digital coins in the early months of 2022. Note, however, that a large portion of these cryptocurrencies might not be that significant. Due to how open the creation process of a cryptocurrency, it is relatively easy to make one. Indeed, it is believed that the top 20 cryptocurrencies make up nearly 90 percent of the total market.
The messenger Telegram recorded a revenue of over 1,6 million U.S. dollars from in-app purchases worldwide in January 2023. The monthly IAP revenue increased steadily over the observed period. In June 2022, Telegram introduced a subscription model, Telegram Premium, which provides users with extra features, such as extended limits, uploads of larger files, and a faster download speed.
In 2022, about 132.25 million people were employed in the United States on a full-time basis, returning to pre-pandemic levels.
Employment in the U.S.
The number of full-time employees in the United States has increased by more than 30 million people since 1991. In 1990, there were 98.67 million full-time employees which had increased to 132.25 million employees in 2022. After the recession, the number of full-time employees dropped and part-time employment increased significantly. There were about 27.06 million part-time employees in the country as of December 2022. Full-time employment usually is associated with certain benefits that are otherwise not offered to part-time employees, such as health insurance and annual leave. In the United States, a full time worker us usually regard as an individual who works more than 30 hours a week.
Salary in the United States can vary greatly between ethnicities and gender. The median weekly earnings of a full-time salary worker, was 1,310 U.S. dollars for the Asian population, but only 794 U.S. dollars for the Black or African American population in 2020. In the same year, the median hourly wage for female salary workers 15.22 U.S. dollars, while males earned an hourly wage of 17.75 U.S. dollars. Based on a constant value, the wage among salary workers has fluctuated since 1979, where employees earned a median of 14.80 U.S. dollars, compared to 16.36 U.S. dollars in 2020. The minimum wage in the United States was established at 7.25 U.S. dollars per hour as of 2009.
U.S. import growth of trade goods from China 2012-2022
This statistic shows the annual growth of import trade in goods from China to the United States between 2012 and 2022. In 2021, the U.S. imports of goods from China decreased by approximately 1.1 percent compared to the previous year.
Poverty headcount ratio at 3.20 U.S. dollars a day in Brazil 2001-2020
In 2020, the poverty headcount ratio at 3.20 U.S. dollars a day in Brazil amounted to 5.32 percent, which means that proportion of the Brazilian population was living on less than 3.20 U.S. dollars per day. The poverty rate continuously increased from 2014 to 2019, when this percentage stood at 9.12.
EU and UK gas imports from Russia weekly 2021-2023, by route
In the week 4, 2023, or from January 22 to January 28, 2023, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) received the largest volume of natural gas from Russia via the pipeline TurkStream, at 193 million cubic meters. The transit via Ukraine was the second major route, at 134 million cubic meters, which was a decrease compared to the previous week.
Nord Stream, which was the main export route of Russian gas to the EU and the UK until July 2022, was shut down for maintenance for 10 days from July 11, 2022, for three days from August 31, 2022, and for an indefinite period from September 5, 2022. Furthermore, Russia stopped supplying gas through the Yamal pipeline via Poland from mid-May 2022.
Skincare brands ranked by ethical index score in the United Kingdom (UK) 2022
This statistic presents a ranking of make-up brands in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2022, based on their ethical company index score. Fushi Wellbeing, Green People, Herbfarmacy, Living Naturally, and Neal's Yard Remedies are among the brands with the top ethical ratings in the UK, all of which have index scores of 100.
The scores used in this statistic represent the level of criticism of brands by environmental and human rights organizations across the world. Brands with the top ratings (scores above 70) have been found to have no criticisms or negative records in this category.
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