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Who Owns Who in the WordPress Company Space

WordPress Company Space

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.

WordPress Companies Brands

WordPress Worth

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, AkismetCrowdsignal 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.

The other WordPress hosting company

GoDaddy has been making a number of strides into WordPress companies recently like Sucuri, ManageWP, and WP Curve.

GoDaddy in 2017 was valued at $279 million. GoDaddy has $2.5 billion in annual revenue.

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Sebastian Moran
Sebastian Moran is a WordPress performance expert and technical liaison for MainWP.

2 thoughts on “Who Owns Who in the WordPress Company Space

  1. To be clear, WordPress.org is owned by the WordPress Foundation ( https://wordpressfoundation.org) , not by Automattic. The graphic suggests otherwise.

    1. I agree that part should be clearer about WordPress.org, which is the self-hosted version of WordPress. The director of the WordPress Foundation is Matt Mullenweg, who is also the founder and CEO of Automattic.
      https://wordpressfoundation.org/projects/
      https://automattic.com/board/

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