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Microsoft Statististics Revenue, Net Worth, & More

Matic BrozUpdated April 23, 2022

Key Stats

Microsoft Corporation is a multinational technology company originating in the United States, best known for developing Windows operating system, but it sells a wide array of consumer and enterprise-grade services, software, hardware, services, and consumer electronics.

FoundedBill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 4, 1975
CEOSatya Nadella
HeadquartersRedmond, Washington, United States
Employees181,000 (2021)
Annual revenue$168.09 billion; 50% from the US (2021)
Gross profit$115.86 billion (2021)
Operating income$69.92 billion (2021)
Net income$61.27 billion (2021)
Net worth$2.15 trillion (2022)
LinkedIn revenue$10.29 billion (2021)


Annual Revenue

In 2021, Microsoft Corporation generated global annual revenue of 168.09 billion U.S. dollars, up 17.5% from 143.02 billion dollars in 2020. The multinational technology corporation company that developed the popular operating system Windows has continued to generate a steady growth of global annual revenue throughout recent years.

YearAnnual Revenue
2009$58.44 billion
2010$62.48 billion
2011$69.94 billion
2012$73.72 billion
2013$77.85 billion
2014$86.83 billion
2015$93.58 billion
2016$91.15 billion
2017$96.57 billion
2018$110.36 billion
2019$125.84 billion
2020$143.02 billion
2021$168.09 billion
Microsoft’s revenue (2009–2021)

Gross profit

As of 2021, Microsoft’s gross profit amounted to around $115.86 billion, up 19.52% from $96.94 billion in 2020. Gross profit is a financial metric that takes the difference between a company’s revenue and its cost of goods sold expressed in billions of dollars.

YearGross Profit
2009$46.28 billion
2010$50.09 billion
2011$54.37 billion
2012$56.19 billion
2013$57.46 billion
2014$59.76 billion
2015$60.54 billion
2016$58.37 billion
2017$62.31 billion
2018$72.01 billion
2019$82.93 billion
2020$96.94 billion
2021$115.86 billion
Microsoft’s gross profit (2009–2021)

Operating income

Microsoft reported an operating income of 69.92 billion U.S. dollars in its 2021 fiscal year, the highest operating income to date. This is a 32% increase from $52.96 billion in 2020.

Net income

In 2021, Microsoft Corporation generated a net income of $61.27 billion, up 38.37% from $44.28 billion in 2020. Microsoft’s net income has fluctuated over the years but has steadily increased by 320.56% since 2009.

YearNet income
2009$14.57 billion
2010$18.76 billion
2011$23.15 billion
2012$16.98 billion
2013$21.86 billion
2014$22.07 billion
2015$12.19 billion
2016$20.54 billion
2017$25.49 billion
2018$16.57 billion
2019$39.24 billion
2020$44.28 billion
2021$61.27 billion
Microsoft’s net income (2009–2021)

Net worth

Microsoft has a net worth of $2.15 trillion in 2022, down 18% from its all-time high of $2.575 trillion on November 15, 2021. Microsoft’s net worth has increased by 10x from 2010 when it was $210 billion and is expected to reach $2.7 trillion by the end of 2022, according to Photutorial’s prediction.

Windows revenue

Microsoft generated $23.23 billion in revenue from Windows in 2021, a 4.18% increase from $22.29 billion in 2020. Sales of commercial Windows products and cloud services increased by 14%, and sales of Windows OEM licenses (“Windows OEM”) increased only slightly.

LinkedIn revenue

Microsoft generated $10.29 billion in revenue from LinkedIn in 2021, a 27.39% increase from $8.08 billion in 2020. The revenue increase was driven by increased advertising demand in their Marketing Solutions business.

Other revenue stats

  • Commercial and cloud services revenue increased by $4.0 billion, or 13%. Office 365 commercial revenue increased 22%, driven by a 17% increase in licenses and higher revenue per user. Office commercial revenue declined 23% as customers continue to move to cloud offerings and transactional business weakens.
  • Consumer Office products and cloud services revenue increased $474 million, or 10%, driven by consumer Microsoft 365 subscription revenue, which built on a strong prior-year performance that benefited from transaction strength in Japan. Consumer Microsoft 365 subscriptions increased 22% to 51.9 million.
  • Revenue from Office products and cloud services for consumers increased by 10%, and the number of Microsoft 365 subscribers for consumers increased to 51.9 million.
  • Dynamics products and cloud services revenue increased 25%, driven by a 43% increase in Dynamics 365 revenue.
  • Server products and cloud services revenue increased 27%, driven by a 50% increase in Azure.
  • Xbox content and services revenue increased 23%.
  • Search advertising revenue increased 13%, excluding traffic acquisition costs.
  • Surface revenue increased by 5%.

How Many Employees Does Microsoft Have?

As of the latest reports, Microsoft has 181,000 employees on a full-time basis. Around 57% (103,000) of Microsoft’s employees are located in the United States and 33% (78,000) elsewhere.

Of the total number of employees, 67,000 (37.0%) are in operations (manufacturing, distribution, product support, consulting services), 60,000 (33.1%) in product research, 40,000 (22.1%) in sales and marketing, and 14,000 (7.7%) in administration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What percentage of the world uses Microsoft?

75.7% of desktops use Windows operating system, 15.3% macOS, 2.7% Linux, and 6.3% other worldwide. In the US, 60.9% of desktops use Windows operating system.

Who is Microsoft’s biggest competitor?

Microsoft’s (MSFT) biggest competitors include well-known technology brands, such as Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), IBM (IBM), and Oracle (ORCL).

Source: Microsoft Sec Filings

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Matic Broz is a photographer, graphic designer, and stock photographer. For over ten years he's been helping photographers improve their photos and graphic designers find the best images for their designs. His work has been featured by Lifewire and PetaPixel. In his free time, he enjoys photography, hiking, and petting random dogs. Read more

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