Sotheby’s Statistics, Revenue Totals and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Sotheby’s 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.

Sotheby’s Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1744
  • Headquarters: New York, NY
  • Founder(s): Samuel Baker, George Leigh and John Sotheby
  • Current Chief Executive: Charles Stewart

What is Sotheby’s?

Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions and buy-now channels including private sales, e-commerce and retail. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by an industry-leading technology platform and a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others. (source)

Sotheby’s Employee Count

Number of Sotheby’s employees:

1,713 employees

Last updated 1/1/19


Sotheby’s Revenue Totals

Sotheby’s annual revenue:


Sotheby’s annual net income:


Sotheby’s Statistics

Number of Sotheby’s offices:

90 offices

Last updated 3/22/20


Number of countries Sotheby’s has offices in:

40 countries

Last updated 3/22/20


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