Ever wondered how search engine giant Google made their money and spent it to become the World’s second most valuable tech company?
Rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond Google’s core search engine. It offers online productivity software including email, an office suite, and social networking. Desktop products include applications for web browsing, organizing and editing photos, and instant messaging. The company leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, and of the browser-only Google Chrome OS. As an online business, the need to use Google, whether you like or not is a definite plus for your online presence and growth. With tens of products available to the end user, 96% of Google’s revenue came from its advertising programs in 2011, with more than $26 billion from the Google-owned websites and $10 billion from websites in their content network.
So what does Google’s wallet look like? Masters in Finance have created this infographic to show us exactly that: