Workforce of leading global online companies 2014-2019

This statistic shows the number of employees in internet companies from 2014 to 2019. In 2019, social media platform Facebook had a total of 44,942 full-time employees whereas Alphabet had 98,771 full-time workers.

Number of employees of leading internet companies worldwide from 2014 to 2019

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

year-end 2014 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*In July 2015, PayPal split from eBay to become an independent company. There are no separate figures regarding PayPal employees in 2014.
Alibaba FY 2020 ended March 31, 2020.
Yahoo was acquired by Verizon Communications in June 2017. LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft in December 2016.

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