There are many websites that have grown over the past decade or more, and unfortunately, most of them belong to moguls such as Jeff Bezos. You aren’t going to find out about some really surprising site if you take the time to check out the list below.

It’s very likely that you have heard these names before, and that you have used them in the past. However, the order might surprise you just a little bit. Let’s see why.

 

Amazon

The annual revenue of this website is estimated at around one hundred and seven billion dollars, so that’s quite a lot. Apparently, this site makes over three thousand dollars for every second that goes by. Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos and was initially organized as an online bookseller, but since its beginnings, the website has become a complex marketplace that’s used by probably millions of people all over the world.

If you use Amazon to do your shopping, you might want to consider installing the website’s app on your smartphone.

 

Google

This is the surprise we were telling you about in the introduction of this article. Yes, Google makes less money than Amazon. The company’s annual income is around 75 million dollars and it makes a little under twenty-five hundred bucks per second. That’s actually shocking since everyone uses Google.

The thing about Google is that the amount of money involved in the process is lower overall. One of the ways that the search engine makes money is by displaying customized ads.

And Google Ads isn’t exactly cheap, but even so, the fact that it doesn’t handle any merchandise whatsoever and it’s on the whole less known compared to Amazon doesn’t exactly help its cause.

 

 

JD

Having been launched in 1998, JD.com is one of the few Chinese e-commerce companies that are actually known in the world. You might see why it makes this list since it’s more or less similar to Amazon when it comes to its B2C approach.

The site sells pretty much anything that has ever been invented from clothing and sports watches to digital cameras, rice cookers, and anything else that might have crossed your mind.

This Beijing-based company makes about 28 billion per year and around 900 dollars per second.

 

Facebook

Needless to say, Facebook makes money via Facebook Ads, and since it is one of the most popular social media networks out there today, people log onto it several times (at best) a day, and some even spend whole hours browsing through their friends’ posts.

Facebook makes around eighteen billion dollars per year and approximately six hundred dollars for every second that goes by. If you’re a Facebook addict, it might be a good idea to consider that the network makes money off of the time you spend swiping down incessantly, so maybe you ought to reconsider your choices of social media accounts.

 

Yahoo

Despite being somewhat dated when compared to search engines like Google, for example, Yahoo still has a good deal of aficionados. Based on some numbers that we have come across, this site makes around six billion dollars per year and around two hundred dollars per second.

In retrospect, and considering the failure of this site with regard to being sold for a decent amount of money, we say that two hundred bucks per second really doesn’t sound that bad.

 

eBay

Yes, you know it and we’ve said it before. It seems like people can’t get enough of online shopping. The convenience of buying stuff online and then having it delivered to your doorstep will probably represent the doom of anything from grocery stores to those that sell electronics and various gadgets.

eBay makes around eight and a half billion dollars per year and just under two hundred and eighty per second. And consider that they have made no significant modifications to their website’s design in over five years or so. Despite the somewhat poor user experience, people still love eBay.

 

Reuters

If you want to make sure that you never get to read any ‘fake news’, Reuters is the site to go to.

It’s one of the most reputable and trustworthy websites in the news and media domain, and it publishes articles every hour, so it goes without saying that the fresh amount of information is what makes it so appealing. Reuters makes around 3,4 billion dollars per year and approximately $110 per second.

Paypal

There’s probably no paying method currently available that’s more convenient than using Paypal. The website can be used to pay all sorts of online orders, but it can also be utilized to transfer money between freelancers, for example. All you need is a valid international card and you can set up your Paypal account with as little effort as possible.

This brand makes just under three million dollars per year and around ninety-three bucks per second.

 

iTunes

Founded by Jeff Robbin, iTunes makes a little less than two million dollars per year, at least based on the numbers that we have stumbled upon.

This music-selling service also makes around sixty dollars per second. It might have gone down in popularity these days since iPods aren’t what they used to be.

 

NetFlix

If there’s one service that you’ve heard about and that you have at least one friend or family member that can swear by it, it’s NetFlix. If you have no cable at home and you’ve decided to go without it because you hate commercials, you might want to consider a NetFlix subscription, at least if you love movies and TV shows.

Since you’re going to be paying your subscription monthly, you aren’t going to see any commercials whatsoever, so your movie-watching experience will be seamless. It’s comfortable, it’s convenient, and depending on the plan you have, it can even be used by the entire family (up to five users).