Number of Payment Transactions Per Active PayPal Account, by Year

The below graph represents the number of payment transactions per active PayPal account, by year. During 12-months of 2019, approximately 40.6 million total payment transactions were completed by each active PayPal account.

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The above graph represents the number of payment transactions per active PayPal account, by year. In fiscal 2019, approximately 40.6 million total payment transactions were done by each active PayPal account. That’s an appreciable 10% YoY increase when 36.9 million payment transactions completed by each active PayPal account during 12-months of 2018.

SourcePayPal Annual Reports
Graph ID335
NotePayPal fiscal year starts from January 1st

In fiscal 2019, nearly 12,361 million (12.4 billion) total number of payment transactions were completed through PayPal, by approximately 305 million active PayPal customer accounts.

The number of payment transactions per active account reflects the total number of payment transactions done in the last 12 months, divided by active PayPal customer accounts at the end of the period.

About PayPal Holdings, Inc.

Founded in December 1998 as Confinity Inc., by Max LevchinPeter ThielLuke Nosek, and Ken Howery, PayPal Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) was funded by John Malloy from BlurRun ventures.

However, it was March 2000, when Confinity merged with, an online banking company founded by Elon Musk in November 1999. The visionary Musk was quick to visualise the future potential of the money transfer business Confinity was developing. In contrast to that, Bill Harris, the then-president and CEO of, didn’t find much merit in Musk’s thoughts. Soon, Harris decided to part ways was Musk was determined to stay focused on Confinity money transfer service. He was so committed that he terminated the company’s all other Internet banking operations in order to remain focused on the money transfer business. 

All these shifts created an impact on Elon Musk’s position in the company he was replaced by Peter Thiel as CEO of In the following year, the was renamed as PayPal.

The astounding growth of PayPal convinced executives to launch the IPO of PayPal in 2002. After the celebrated acquisition by eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) in July 2020 which valued PayPal $1.5 billion – 7% above the IPO price – it was clear that PayPal is en route to become a global leader in money transfer business.

After thirteen years of being under the umbrella of eBay, PayPal once again became an independent publicly traded company.

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