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How Profitable Is Twitter (Compared To Facebook, Google, LinkedIn And Others)? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Profitable Is Twitter (Compared To Facebook, Google, LinkedIn And Others)? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s an incredible statistic for you: Google’s 2012 gross revenue was an eye-opening $50.1 billion. The company had 44,777 folks on its roster last year, so this equates to more than a million dollars ($1,120,553) of revenue per employee.

Not bad. So how does Twitter compare? Last year, Twitter’s 2,000 staff members tallied $317 million in gross revenue, which breaks down to $158,500 per person. In terms of profit, however, Twitter actually posted a loss in 2012, so each Twitter employee “lost” $40,000 overall. Only Zynga had a worse year amongst the top tech firms.

Google cleared $239,788 in profit per staff member, which, surprisingly, finished behind Yahoo, who earned $343,085 in profit per employee (although Google has ten times Yahoo’s earnings overall). Facebook turned over $960,370 revenue per employee, earning profit of $6,039, and LinkedIn also finished in the black on both counts, with a $5,145 per person uptick.

This infographic from the International Business Times looks at how Twitter’s earnings compare to the other major players in the world of tech.

How Profitable Is Twitter (Compared To Facebook, Google, LinkedIn And Others)? [INFOGRAPHIC]

(Source: International Business Times.)

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