Number of employees of EY worldwide by region 2009-2019

In the 2019 fiscal year, Ernst & Young (EY) employed a total of 284,018 employees worldwide. In a ranking of the top consulting firms in the United States in that year, EY ranked seventh with an overall prestige score of 6.35.

Ernst & Young (EY)

Headquartered in London, Ernst and Young, one of the Big Four accounting firms, operate in over 150 countries worldwide. They generated a total of 36.4 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2019. The region that delivered the most in revenue in that year was their Americas region. Not only did their assurance service line bring in the most revenue, they also had the most people employed in the service line.

The Big Four

The Big Four consist of Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG. These are the four biggest auditing and accounting firms in the world that offer many different services such as assurance, corporate finance, and legal services. They have a significant influence on the auditing sector worldwide. The combined revenue of the Big Four was 154.75 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. Deloitte was the one that generated the most revenue, KPMG brought in the least out of the four. Not only did Deloitte have the highest revenue in 2019, they also had the highest number of employees. Additionally, it was Deloitte's consulting service line that brought in the most revenue out of the Big Four.

Number of employees of EY worldwide from 2009 to 2019, by region

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

Special properties

financial year ended June 30

Supplementary notes

Some values do not add up to the total employees, with some global shared services employees not included in regional totals.
* EMEIA = Europe, Middle East, India, Africa.
Values for previous years were taken from previous annual reports.

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