Revenue of Google from 1st quarter 2008 to 2nd quarter 2016 (in million U.S. dollars)

The timeline shows Google's quarterly revenues since 2008. In the second quarter of 2016, Google's revenue amounted to 21.32 billion U.S. dollars, up from 20 billion U.S. dollars in the preceding quarter. Google's main revenue source is advertising through Google sites and its network.


As expected, Google’s revenue continues to increase each year. In the third quarter of 2015, the company’s revenue totaled 18,675 billion U.S. dollars, the company’s best quarter of the year, for a consolidated total of 53,659 billion so far for 2015. The company is well on its way to surpassing its 2014 annual revenue of 66 billion. The majority of Google’s revenue comes from advertising through Google owned and operated properties such as Google Search, Google Maps and more.

In 2014, almost 70 percent of its revenue was generated on Google’s Sites, while around 20 percent came from advertising on Google’s network member’s websites and the remaining 10 percent came from licensing and other revenues. The revenues generated from Google’s network member’ websites include revenue from ads served through advertising programs such as AdSense for AdSearch for example. Other revenue include digital content products and apps sold through Google’s Play digital content distribution platform, as well as hardware include Chromecast devices and smartphones. With revenues projected to surpass 11 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, Google Play is an increasingly important contributor to Google’s bottom line, especially as smartphones sales and Google’s Android platform’s global market share increase. Geographically, the biggest single country share of Google’s revenue comes from the United States, but 47 percent of revenue come from the rest of the world and 10 percent from the United Kingdom.

As of May 2015, Google ranks first among worldwide internet companies, with a market capitalization of 373 billion U.S. dollars.As of May 2015, Google ranks first among worldwide internet companies, with a market capitalization of 373 billion U.S. dollars.

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 Revenue in million U.S. dollars
Q1
'08
5,186
Q2
'08
5,637
Q3
'08
5,541
Q4
'08
5,701
Q1
'09
5,509
Q2
'09
5,523
Q3
'09
5,945
Q4
'09
6,674
Q1
'10
6,775
Q2
'10
6,820
Q3
'10
7,286
Q4
'10
8,440
Q1
'11
8,575
Q2
'11
9,026
Q3
'11
9,720
Q4
'11
10,584
Q1
'12
10,645
Q2
'12
10,964
Q3
'12
11,526
Q4
'12
12,905
Q1
'13
12,951
Q2
'13
13,107
Q3
'13*
13,754
Q4
'13
15,707
Q1
'14
15,420
Q2
'14
15,955
Q3
'14
16,523
Q4
'14
17,997
Q1
'15
17,178
Q2
'15
17,653
Q3
'15
18,533
Q4
'15
21,178
Q1
'16
20,091
Q2
'16
21,315
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