The above graph represents Facebook revenue by year, starting from the fiscal year 2007 to 2018. Facebook’s global revenue in 2018 increased a whopping 37% YoY to $55,838 million ($55.8 billion) – the highest annual revenue to date. Over 30% of that came alone in the fourth quarter. In fact, Facebook generated its highest-ever quarterly revenue in fiscal Q4 2018.
- Region: Worldwide
- Source: Facebook Annual Reports, SEC Filings
- Last Updated: 30 July 2019
- Note: Facebook financial year – Jan 1 to 31 December
- Graph ID: 6
It’s important to note that Facebook generates a majority of its revenue from its advertising business, every year. In 2018, Facebook’s advertising revenue represented 98.5% of the company’s total revenue, as compared with 98.3% in 2017. The company continues to benefit from brands, advertisers, and digital marketers, especially during the holiday season (Fourth quarter).
Facebook Revenue by Year: History
In just 3 years, Facebook annual revenue increased nearly 13-fold. From just $153 million in 2007, Facebook’s annual revenue increased to $1,974 million in 2010.
In 2015, the social media giant achieved $5 billion annual revenue milestone for the first time. The total revenue increased an impressive 37% YoY to $5,089 million ($5.1 billion), globally. The growth was primarily driven by the 36% YoY growth in its advertising revenue during 2012.
Despite all the data breach and privacy issues, Facebook has been witnessing significant year-over-year growth in its annual revenues and net profits.
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