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, 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

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

Corporate headquarters

San Jose, California, USA


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



October 1983 in California;

reincorporated in Delaware, May 1997


More than 22,000 worldwide

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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 now offers more than 200 million assets, including 15 million+ videos; 35 million+ vectors; 12 million+ editorial assets; and 140 million+ photos, illustrations, templates, and 3D assets.

  • Behance, Adobe’s online creative community, has over 21 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 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 40 million downloads and 180 million scans.

  • Documents created, signed, shared, and stored in Document Cloud drive a 90% cost savings and a 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 measure transactions from 80 of the top 100 U.S. online retailers, analyzing 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 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 Parasnis 
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Growth


Dana Rao

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

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 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.

The Civic 50
Points of Light, 2020 


#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 World’s Best CEOs list
Barron’s, 2019


Recognized on the 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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