Top 50 digital content companies

PaidContent has released its list of top 50 digital content companies.

This year's list includes, for the first time, global organisations.  The top 50 companies are generating $150 billion per year between them. 

Top of the pile is Google, with an estimated digital revenue of $36.4B.  The business information publishers are in there too, with Bloomberg (4th), Reed Elsevier (5th), Thomson Reuters (8th), Pearson (13th), Dun & Bradstreet (23rd), Wolters Kluwer (29th) and Informa at 47th.

The positions are based on revenues earned from digital content - or from advertising.  The methodology used is explained here.

What is particularly interesting is that digital revenues account for just 16.5% of the total revenue of the companies in the list.

The top 10 in full

  • Google
  • China Mobile
  • Bloomberg
  • Reed Elsevier
  • Apple
  • Yahoo
  • Thomson Reuters
  • WPP
  • Tencent
  • Microsoft

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