Top Earning Websites

Top Earning Websites

Top Earning Websites

There have been significant changes since then 2009. AirBnB founded in 2008 did not make the previous list but are here today. Myspace no longer features in this.

Please Note This: Despite their significant size, some companies are intentionally left out because they are primarily retail based that does web based revenue, but ultimately the service or product offered does not necessarily depend on the internet to generate the majority of its revenue and certain companies have been left out because they have since been acquired by other companies. We have also excluded from the list any business that is primarily App Based.

Last time Google was the top earning website and Amazon was No 2 – this time they have swapped their positions around. Amazon is that huge of a Money Earning Machine and they continue to innovate and grow as the time goes on.

In 2009 the top earning website was taking $691 per second, today it is taking $3392 per second! pretty increased then.

See and Enjoy Folks!

30 Top Earning Websites That Make A Lot Of Money Online

Rank Website Founders Annual Revenue $ Per Second
1 Amazon Jeff Bezos $107 Billion $3392.94
2 Google Larry Page, Sergey Brin $74.98B $2378.23
3 Liu Qiangdong aka Richard Liu $28B $887.87
4 Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes $17.93B $568.56
5 Tencent Ma Huateng $12.89B $408.74
6 Reuters Paul Reuter $12.6B $399.54
7 Alibaba Peng Lei, Jack Ma $12.29B $389.71
8 Paypal Peter Thiel, Yu Pan, Luke Nosek, Elon Musk, Ken Howery, Max Levchin $9.248B $293.25
9 Priceline Jesse Fink, Jay S. Walker, Scott Case $9.22B $292.36
10 eBay Pierre Omidyar $8.59B $272.39
11 Expedia Richard Barton $6.67B $211.50
12 Rakuten Hiroshi Mikitani $6.3B $199.77
13 salesforce Marc Benioff, Parker Harris $5.37B $170.28
14 Baidu Robin Li, Eric Xu $5.21B $165.21
15 Yahoo Jerry Yang, David Filo $4.97B $157.60
16 Groupon Eric Lefkofsky, Brad Keywell, Andrew Mason $3.1B $98.30
17 LinkedIn Reid Hoffman, Konstantin Guericke, Jean-Luc Valliant, Allen Blue, Eric Ly $2.99B $94.81
18 Twitter Evan Williams, Noah glass, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone $2.22B $70.40
19 NetEase Ding Lei $2.0B $63.42
20 Sohu Charles Zhang $1.937B $61.42
21 Patrick M. Byrne $1.66B $52.64
22 NYTimes Henry Jarvis Raymond, George Jones $1.59B $50.42
23 TripAdvisor Langley Steinert, Stephen Kaufer $1.5B $47.56
24 Nick Robertson, Quentin Griffiths $1.4B $44.39
25 Orbitz Jeff Katz $932 Million $29.55
26 Yandex Arkady Volozh, Arkady Borkovsky, Ilya Segalovich, Elena Kolmanovskaya $900M $28.54
27 airbnb Joe Gebbia, Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk $900M $28.54
28 Stubhub Eric H. Baker, Jeff Fluhr $500M $15.85
29 Blue Nile Mark Vadon $480M $15.22
30 DropBox Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi $400M $12.68

How Did Their Earnings Calculated

To obtain the turnover of the companies in this list we first analyzed SEC 10-K reports that are submitted by publicly traded companies within 60 days of the company’s fiscal year end. For private companies, reputable sites such as BusinessInsider, Forbes, and Bloomberg were utilized and cross referenced to identify revenue amounts for each companies most recent completed fiscal year. In cases of multiple sites showcased varying numbers, the lowest was used.


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