WordPress powers over 32% of the internet and is one of the most used CMS out there. With WordPress being used as much as it is, who are the largest WordPress based companies and who are they owned by.
Current estimates place WordPress commercial ecosystem at generating $10 billion annually.
The Titan in the Room
If you’re going to talk about WordPress-based companies, then the titan is Automattic, which owns a number of companies like WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce, VaultPress, Akismet, Crowdsignal and Pressable.
Automattic is valued at over $1.6 billion. Automattic has a number of employees who work full time on the open-source project that is the self-hosted WordPress.org. Automattic has an estimated annual revenue of $60.6 million.
The Gorilla in the Room
Endurance International Group has been acquiring hosting and other companies for a number of years now, such as Bluehost, Constant Contact, HostGator, iPage, Site5, a Small Orange and Mojo Marketplace.
Endurance International Group has annual revenue of $6.6 billion.