How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions

Curated by Paul Helmick

I’m a Technology CEO and Experienced Entrepreneur. I love helping people use technology to grow their business.

  • These five tech companies are the most valuable stocks in the US market, worth a collective $2.9 trillion in market capitalization and will continue for some time to drive our future in many ways
  • In 2016, these companies produced $555 billion in revenue, and a $94 billion bottom line
  • Each of these companies generates revenue in some unique ways
  • Facebook and Alphabet each make the vast majority of their revenues from advertising (97% and 88%, respectively)
  • Apple makes 63% of their revenue from the iPhone, and another 21% coming from the iPad and Mac lines
  • Amazon makes 90% from its Product and Media categories, and 9% from AWS
  • Microsoft is diverse (and I feel at risk) with Office (28%), servers (22%), Xbox (11%), Windows (9%), ads (7%), Surface (5%), and other (18%)