Adobe fast facts.

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


 Artwork by Manolo Ide

About us.

Adobe believes creativity empowers transformation — personally, professionally and across all industries. We not only deliver strong financial results, but we’re also 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

Initial public offering

20 August 1986, at a split-adjusted share price of US$0.17

Corporate headquarters

San Jose, California, USA


Fiscal 2020 revenue: US$12.87 billion
(FY ended 27 Nov. 2020)



October 1983 in California;

reincorporated in Delaware, May 1997


More than 22,000 worldwide

Stock symbol


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 Adobe Photoshop.

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

  • Adobe Stock offers 230 million+ assets, including more than 17 million videos; 37,000 audio tracks; 17 million+ Editorial and Premium assets; and 200 million photos, vectors, illustrations, design templates and 3D assets.

  • Behance, Adobe’s online creative community, has over 24 million members. Creatives worldwide use Behance to showcase work and find inspiration.                                                                                                                                              
  • Creative Cloud 2D and 3D design tools transform old “make, use, dispose” design processes into elegant, sustainable, circular design workflows. A digital design phase means more resources for our planet.

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 devices.


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

  • More than 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 50 million downloads and 180 million scans.

  • Documents created, signed, shared and stored in Document Cloud drive a 90% cost savings and a 95% reduction in environmental impact compared to paper-based processes.                                                                                                          
  • Every 1 million Adobe Sign transactions save 105 million litres of water, 31,000 trees and the equivalent of taking 2,300 cars off the road for a year - plus reducing costs by more than $7.2M.

Adobe Experience Cloud


We give businesses unmatched solutions for content management, personalisation, 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 35+ 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 measure transactions from 80 of the top 100 U.S. online retailers, analysing more than a trillion visits to sites and over 100 million SKUs. We arm 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 Business and Worldwide Field Operations

Gloria Chen
Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President, Employee Experience


Ann Lewnes
Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development


John Murphy

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Abhay Parasnis 

Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer, Document Cloud


Dana Rao

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Charles Geschke



John Warnock


Major acquisitions.


Workfront, 2020


Allegorithmic, 2019

Marketo, 2018

Magento, 2018

Fotolia, 2015

Behance, 2012


Day Software 2010

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 support creators of all ages and backgrounds so they can use their creativity for good, express themselves and reach their full potential. 

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We're always finding new ways to conserve natural resources in everything we do—and we've seen big benefits for our business, our customers and our communities. 

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We empower our people and partners to better our world.

Our values.


We are sincere, trustworthy and reliable.


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


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


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

Industry recognition.

Blue Ribbon Companies

Fortune, 2021


#10 The JUST 100

JUST Capital, 2020


The Civic 50
Points of Light, 2020 


Recognised on the Disability Equality Index
DEI, 2020


Top 100 Internship Programmes

WayUp, 2020


Top 50 Best Places to Work
Glassdoor, 2020


Best Employers for Diversity
Forbes, 2020


#5 Best Leadership Teams

Comparably, 2020



Recognised on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

DJSI, 2020


Future 50 Sustainability All-Stars 

Fortune, 2019


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


#2 World’s Most Admired Software Companies
Fortune, 2019





Recognised on the World’s Best CEOs list

Barron’s, 2019


Recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List
CDP, 2019


Fortune’s Future 50
Fortune, 2019 

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