PayPal Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting PayPal statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user 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.

PayPal Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1998
  • Headquarters: San Jose, CA
  • Founder(s): Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Yu Pan, Max Levchin, Ken Howery, Luke Nosek
  • Current Chief Executive: Dan Schulman
  • Subsidiary: Braintree, Paydiant, Xoom, Venmo, Tradera, iZettle, TIO Networks, Honey, GoPay, Curv
  • App Download (iOS)
  • App Download (Android)

What is PayPal?

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 375 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. (source)

PayPal User Count

How many people use PayPal?

377 million active PayPal accounts

Last updated 1/1/21


How many merchants does PayPal have?

29 million active PayPal merchant accounts

Last updated 1/1/21


PayPal Revenue Totals

PayPal revenue:


Paypal revenue (quarterly):


Additional PayPal Statistics

Total PayPal payment transactions


Average number of annual transactions per active Paypal account:

40.9 transactions

Last updated 1/1/21


Number of currencies PayPal is available in:

100 currencies

Last updated 7/25/18


Number of markets that PayPal is available in:

more than 200 markets

Last updated 1/1/21


Average number of weekly PayPal OneTouch transactions:

1.5 million

Last updated 12/21/15


Number of merchants that use PayPal OneTouch:

6 million

Last updated 11/8/17


Percentage of PayPal users that use OneTouch:

17%

Last updated 10/20/16


Number of PayPal OneTouch registered users:

70 million

Last updated 11/8/17


Number of Braintree cards on file:

269 million

Last updated 6/5/16


If Paypal was a bank, it would be the 21st-largest bank in the U.S.


Average balance in a Paypal user account:

$70 per PayPal users

Last updated 6/3/16


Amount Paypal reportedly invested in MercadoLibre in 2019:

$750 million


Amount Paypal reportedly invested in Uber in 2019:

$500 million


Number of transactions processed by PayPal (Quarterly):


PayPal total payment volume (quarterly):


Number of Paypal users in Canada:

6.4 million 

Last updated 4/15/16


Number of Canadian retailers and businesses that have used Paypal for payments:

250,000

Last updated 4/15/16


Number of Paypal users in the UK:

26 million

Last updated 7/18/19


Number of Paypal users in Germany:

23 million

Last updated 7/18/19


Number of Paypal users in France:

9.5 million

Last updated 7/18/19


Number of Paypal users in Italy:

6.8 million

Last updated 7/18/19


Number of Paypal users in Spain:

5 million

Last updated 7/18/19


Number of Paypal users in Australia/New Zealand:

7.3 million

Last updated 6/3/16


Average daily visits to Paypal.com:

19 million

Last updated 6/3/16


Number of PayPal One Touch merchant partners:

5 million

Last updated 3/1/17


Percentage of the top 100 US retailers that offer PayPal One Touch:

75%

Last updated 3/1/17


Amount PayPal paid for Swedish fintech company iZettle:

$2.2 billion


Amount PayPal paid for Xoom:

$890 million


Amount PayPal paid for Braintree:

$800 million


Amount PayPal paid for Paydiant:

$280 million


Amount PayPal paid for Tio Networks:

$238 million


Amount PayPal paid for Swift Financial:

$183 million


Amount PayPal reportedly paid for Simility:

$120 million


Amount PayPal reportedly paid for Hyperwallet:

$400 million


Amount PayPal paid for Honey:

$4 billion


Number of PayPal One Touch users:

80 million users

Last updated 1/31/18


Number of countries Xoom is available in:

130 countries

Last updated 7/17/19


Total volume of the PayPal small business lending division:

$10 billion

Last updated 5/31/19


Number of loans issued by the PayPal small business lending division:

650,000

Last updated 5/31/19


Number of sellers the Paypal small business lending division has issued loans to:

225,000 unique sellers

Last updated 5/31/19


Average PayPal small business loan:

$50,000

Last updated 5/31/19


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