Microsoft Statistics and Facts (2021) | By the Numbers

Microsoft Statistics and Facts

Tonight, we continue our digital statistic post series by taking a look at a bunch of Microsoft statistics and facts.

Microsoft Statistics and FactsMicrosoft 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.

Here are the most interesting Microsoft company and product statistics I could find, as always, I will be updating and adding to these stats semi-regularly so be sure to check back often.

Microsoft Facts

  • Year founded: 1975
  • Website:
  • Headquarters: Redmond, WA
  • Founders: Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • CEO: Satya Nadella

Other Microsoft Stat Posts:

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

Top Microsoft Competitors:

Microsoft Statistics

Microsoft employees number:

131,000 employees

Last updated 7/1/18

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

Average amount an intern earns at Microsoft:

$6,138 per month base pay

Last updated 2/28/14

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

Windows Phone Statistics

Window's share of mobile OS market:


Last updated 8/1/16

Microsoft's share of the U.S. smartphone market:


Last updated 5/7/15

Number of Windows Phone users in the US:

5.36 million

Last updated January 2016

Number of Windows Phone apps:


Last updated 9/9/13

Number of Windows Phone app downloads:

3 billion

Last updated 11/20/13

Number of Windows Phone daily app downloads:

10 million

Last updated 11/20/13

Number of Windows Phone apps uploaded daily:


Last updated 11/20/13

Amount more that Microsoft reportedly makes off of Android than Windows Phone:


Last updated 11/7/13

Percentage of smartphones in China that are Windows Phones:


Last updated 8/1/14

Percentage of smartphones in India that are Windows Phones:


Last updated 8/8/16

Percentage of Windows Phones that have Windows 10 installed:


Last updated 9/11/16

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

Number of apps downloaded daily from the Windows Store:

4 million

Last updated 2/27/14

Percentage of Windows Store app downloads that are games:


Last updated 2/4/16

Microsoft Revenue Statistics

Microsoft quarterly revenue:

Microsoft annual revenue:


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