Bertelsmann Statistics, Revenue Totals, Facts & News (2022)

Last Updated on: July 7th, 2021

Bertelsmann Statistics revenue totals and Facts 2022

Here are a few of the most interesting Bertelsmann statistics and facts I was able to dig up including revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Bertelsmann Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1835
  • Headquarters: Gutersloh, Germany
  • Founder(s): Carl Bertelsmann
  • Current Chief Executive: Thomas Rabe
  • Subsidiaries / Brands: RTL Group, Penguin Random House, Gruner + Jahr, BMG, Arvato

What is Bertelsmann?

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has around 130,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.3 billion in the 2020 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. (source)

Bertelsmann Employee Count

Number of Bertelsmann employees:


Last updated 2/6/19

Bertelsmann Revenue Totals

Bertelsmann revenue for FY 2017:

€17.2 billion

Additional Bertelsmann Statistics

Number of countries Bertelsmann is active in:


Last updated 2/6/19

Average number of new book releases per year from Penguin Random House:


Last updated 2/6/19

Average number of publications per year from Penguin Random House:

600 million

Last updated 2/6/19

Number of countries Gruner + Jahr is active in:


Last updated 2/6/19

Number of publications Gruner + Jahr offers:


Last updated 2/6/19

Number of Arvato employees:


Last updated 2/6/19

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Bertelsmann stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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