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

August 20, 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 Nov. 27, 2020)



October 1983 in California;

reincorporated in Delaware, May 1997


More than 24,000 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 449 million times.

  • Adobe stock now offers 250+ million assets, including more than 150 million photos, 85 million vectors and illustrations, 20 million videos, 38,000 audio tracks, 4 million Premium assets, and 75,000 free photos, vectors, videos, templates, illustrations, 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 300 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 the leading scanning app on iOS and Android with more than 110 million downloads and 1 billion documents created. 

  • 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 liters 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, 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 40+ categories such as digital experience platforms, content management systems, customer analytics, CRM lead management, digital commerce, enterprise marketing software suites, and more.

  • Adobe Experience Cloud is supported by an expansive global ecosystem of 4,300+ active solution integrator, agency, technology and marketplace partners and more than 450,000 developers and community members.

  • With Adobe Analytics, we analyze more than a trillion visits to sites and over 100 million skus in 18 product categories.

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

Dan Durn
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


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

Abhay Parasnis 

Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer, Document Cloud


Dana Rao

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary


David Wadhwani

Chief Business Officer and Executive Vice President, Digital Media

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 increasing access to creative literacy and digital skills, tools, and training for creators of all ages to empower everyone to reach their full potential.

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We practice sustainability in everything we do, with a focus on driving Adobe product innovation that increases positive social and environmental outcomes for our customers and communities.

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We empower our people and partners to build a more inclusive society through philanthropy, employee, and community engagement.

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.

Most Valuable Global Brands
KantarZ, 2021


#2 Top CEOs
Glassdoor, 2021


100 Best Corporate Citizens
3BL Media, 2021


#9 Most Innovative Companies - Artificial Intelligence

Fast Company, 2021




Blue Ribbon Companies

Fortune, 2021


#10 The JUST 100
JUST Capital, 2021


Recognized on Bloomberg Gender-Equity Index 
Bloomberg, 2021


Recognized on the Disability Equality Index
DEI, 2020






Top 50 Best Places to Work 

Glassdoor, 2020


#5 Best Leadership Teams 

Comparably, 2020 


Best Employers for Diversity 
Forbes, 2020


Recognized on the Down Jones Sustainability Index
DJSI, 2020 





Best Global Brands

Interbrand, 2020


World's Most Admired Companies
Fortune, 2020


Future 50
Fortune, 2020

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