Success – Netflix
- Current Company Value: Around $100 Billion
Pretty much everyone has heard of Netflix by now and it is even more likely that you currently subscribe to their service or have in the past. Started back in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, it took them years to build the company. Yet they managed to do so, eventually offering a small streaming service along with a mail service where they sent out DVDs and BlueRays to clients. Today, they only really operate the streaming service and have made billions of dollars with it. As of the Summer of 2022, at least 220 million people worldwide subscribe to Netflix. A little over 70 million of those people are in the United States and Canada.
They are all over the world, however. Outside of mainland China, Syria, North Korea, and Russia; Netflix is in pretty much every country with a WiFi signal (119 countries total). While Netflix has dealt with issues as of late trying to compete with other streaming platforms, thus raising prices as a result, they are still a major player. In fact, in spite of everything they are still at the highest subscriber count they’ve ever had. Netflix also has its own original programming, some of which have even won major awards. All of this makes them one of the most successful Silicon Valley corporations today.