Microsoft Statistics, Revenue Totals and Facts (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting Microsoft 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.

Microsoft Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1975
  • Headquarters: Redmond, WA
  • Founder(s): Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • Current Chief Executive: Satya Nadella
  • Subsidiaries / Brands: Skype, Yammer, LinkedIn, Minecraft (Mojang), GitHub, Windows, Office, XBox, Azure, Surface, Edge, Bing, Teams

What is Microsoft?

Microsoft has a storied history filled with interesting statistics. What started with a plan to bring home computing into the mainstream with a user-friendly operating system has snowballed into a full-blown digital conglomerate of amazing products and services. Microsoft is a true American success story and any company that has been at or near the top of their industry for as long as Microsoft has is sure to rack up some amazing totals along the way.

Microsoft History

  • 1975 – Microsoft is founded
  • 1979 – Microsoft moves from Albuquerque, NM to Bellevue, WA
  • 1980 – Microsoft enters into a deal to include their OS with IBM computers
  • 1980 – Steve Ballmer joins Microsoft
  • 1983 – Microsoft Word is first released
  • 1985 – Windows 1.0 is released
  • 1986 – Microsoft moves headquarters from Bellevue to Redmond, WA and goes public
  • 1989 – Microsoft Office is first released
  • 1990 – Windows 3.0 is released
  • 1992 – Windows 3.2 is released
  • 1995 – Windows 95 is released; Internet Explorer is released
  • 1996 – MSNBC launches; Slate launches
  • 1998 – Windows 98 is released
  • 2000 – Microsoft loses its antitrust battle with the US government
  • 2001 – Windows XP and Office XP are released; Xbox is released
  • 2007 – Windows Vista is released
  • 2009 – Windows 7 is released
  • 2011 – Microsoft purchases Skype
  • 2012 – Windows 8 is released; Surface and Windows Phone are introduced; Microsoft purchases Yammer
  • 2014 – Microsoft purchases Mojang (Minecraft)
  • 2016 – Microsoft purchases LinkedIn
  • 2018 – Microsoft purchases GitHub

Microsoft Employee Count

Microsoft employees number:

131,000 employees

Last updated 7/1/18

Microsoft Revenue Totals

Microsoft quarterly revenue:

Microsoft annual revenue:

Microsoft Statistics

How many people use Microsoft OneDrive?

115 million

Last updated 8/8/17

Percentage of the Fortune 500 that use OneDrive:


Last updated 8/8/17

Number of Microsoft Launcher downloads:

10 million downloads

Last updated 12/18/17

Reported market value of Microsoft:

$600 billion

Last updated 10/20/17

Number of active PC users:

1.5 billion

Last updated 9/4/13

Microsoft’s share of the global digital advertising market:


Last updated 12/15/14

Number of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility users:

100 million

Last updated 4/24/19

Number of desktop users that the Microsoft Store is available to:

700 million

Last updated 3/5/19

Number of apps in the Microsoft Windows store:

669,000 apps

Last updated 10/5/15

Number of visits to the Windows Store:

3 billion visits

Last updated 2/4/16

Percentage of Windows Store app downloads that are games:


Last updated 2/4/16

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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Microsoft 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%.