Microsoft Statistics and Revenue Totals for 2024

Last Updated on: January 14th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting Microsoft statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, 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.

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Microsoft Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Microsoft.

  • 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

Microsoft Statistics revenue totals and Facts 2023
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company that develops, licenses, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA.Microsoft is best known for its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office suite, which includes productivity applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The company also offers a range of other software products, including its Edge web browser, the Xbox gaming platform, and the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform.In addition to its software offerings, Microsoft produces a range of hardware products, including the Surface line of tablets and laptops, the Xbox gaming console, and the HoloLens augmented reality headset.Microsoft is also a major player in cloud computing, offering a range of services through its Microsoft Azure platform. The company has also made significant investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other emerging technologies.Microsoft is committed to sustainability and has established several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact. The company has also been recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and has established several programs to promote employee development and advancement.Microsoft is a publicly traded company and is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The company is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which tracks the performance of 30 large publicly traded companies in the United States.

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); Windows 10 is released
  • 2016 – Microsoft purchases LinkedIn
  • 2018 – Microsoft purchases GitHub
  • 2021 – Windows 11 is released; Windows 365 is released
  • 2022 – Microsoft purchases Activision Blizzard

Microsoft Statistics

Microsoft Employee Count

Microsoft employees number:

131,000 employees

Last updated 7/1/18

Microsoft Revenue Totals

Microsoft annual revenue:

Additional 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 downloadsLast 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

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