Adobe fast facts.

A quick overview of our history, leadership, key stats, and products. 


About us.

Adobe believes creativity empowers transformation — personally, professionally, and across all industries. We not only deliver strong financial results, we’re driving incredible innovation, adding millions of new customers, delivering billions of experiences across screens, and processing trillions of data transactions online.


December 1982 by Charles Geschke and John Warnock

Corporate headquarters

San Jose, California, USA


October 1983 in California;

reincorporated in Delaware May 1997

Stock symbol


Initial public offering

August 20, 1986, at split-adjusted

share price of US$.17


Fiscal 2019 revenues: US$11.17 billion (FY ended Dec. 1, 2019)


More than 22,000 worldwide

Our solutions.

Adobe Creative Cloud


We believe in creativity for all, so we give everyone the tools to discover and express their creativity through photography, design, video, animation, web and mobile user experiences, and more.


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  • Over 90% of the world’s creative professionals use Photoshop.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud mobile apps have been downloaded over 376 million times.

  • Adobe Stock now offers 180 million assets, including more than 13 million videos, 30+ million vectors, 10+ million editorial assets, and 120+ million photos, illustrations, templates and 3D assets.

  • Behance, Adobe’s online creative community, has over 20 million members. Creatives worldwide use Behance to showcase work and find inspiration.

Adobe Document Cloud


We make it easy for people and businesses to create, edit, share, scan, and sign digital documents so they can communicate and collaborate securely across any device.


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  • 250 billion PDFs were opened in Adobe products in the last year.

  • 8 billion electronic and digital signature transactions were processed through Adobe Document Cloud in the past year. The majority of Fortune 100 companies rely on Adobe Sign for fast, secure e-signatures.

  • Adobe Scan is now the leading scanning app on iOS and Android with more than 40 million downloads and 180 million scans.

  • Documents created, signed, shared, and stored in Adobe Document Cloud drive a 90% cost savings and 91% reduction in environmental impact compared to paper-based processes.

Adobe Experience Cloud


We give businesses unmatched solutions for content management, personalization, data analytics, and commerce to deliver experiences that drive customer loyalty and long-term success.


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  • Industry analysts have named Adobe a leader in nearly 30 categories such as Digital Experience Platforms, Web Content Management, Customer Analytics, Ad Technology, Digital Commerce, Enterprise Marketing Software Suites, and more.

  • Adobe Experience Cloud is supported by an expanding global ecosystem, which now includes nearly 13,000 solution integrator, agency, technology, and marketplace partners and more than 350,000 developers.

  • With Adobe Analytics, we analyze more than a trillion visits to over 4,500 retail sites, arming enterprises with the most comprehensive and accurate insights for retail and e-commerce.

Our leaders.

Shantanu Narayen
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer 


Scott Belsky
Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Creative Cloud


Anil Chakravarthy
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Experience

Gloria Chen
Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President, Employee Experience


Bryan Lamkin
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media


Ann Lewnes
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

John Murphy

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Abhay Prasnis 
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Growth


Dana Rao

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Matt Thompson

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations


Charles Geschke


John Warnock

Major acquisitions.


Allegorithmic, 2019

Marketo, 2018

Magento, 2018

Livefyre, 2016

Fotolia, 2015

Behance, 2012

Efficient Frontier, 2012

Omniture, Inc., 2009

Macromedia, Inc., 2005

Corporate responsibility.


We believe that creativity is the catalyst for positive change. Through our efforts, we inspire creativity in people who want to make a meaningful impact in the following areas:

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We offer creativity programs that give people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to achieve their full potential.

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We foster a culture of conservation in our business, our people, our communities and our customers.

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We empower our people and partners to better our world.

Our values.


We are sincere, trustworthy, and reliable.


We’re highly creative and always striving to connect new ideas with business realities.


We’re committed to creating exceptional experiences that delight our employees and customers.


We’re inclusive, open, and actively engaged with our customers, partners, employees, and the communities we serve.

Industry recognition.

#1 "Top-Rated Workplace"
Indeed, 2019


#2 "Most Innovative Companies in AR/VR" 
Fast Company, 2019


"Top 50 Best Places to Work"
Glassdoor, 2019

Future 50 Sustainability All-Stars
Fortune, 2019


#3 "Companies that Care"
People, 2019


Recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
DJSI, 2019


#22 "The Just 100: Companies Doing Right by America"
Forbes and JUST Capital 2020

"50 Best ESG Companies" 
Investor's Business Daily/MSCI, 2019


#2 “World's Most Admired Software Companies”
Fortune, 2019


Recognized on the Top CEOs list
Barron's, 2019


Recognized on CDP Climate Change A list
CDP, 2019

Fortune's Future 50
Fortune, 2019 


#36 "100 Best Corporate Citizens" 
Corporate Responsibility Magazine, 2019 

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