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 2023 revenue: US $19.41 billion

(FY ended 1 Dec. 2023)


October 1983 in California;

reincorporated in Delaware, May 1997


More than 30,000 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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  • Adobe Firefly, our family of creative generative AI models, was one of the most successful beta launches in Adobe’s history, with 70+ million images generated in the first month.

  • To date, Firefly has been used to generate over 8 billion images across Adobe’s creative tools including Photoshop, Express, Illustrator and more.

  • Driven by strong product innovation, Adobe Express saw a 96 per cent quarter-over-quarter growth in the number of monthly active mobile users and 86 per cent year-over-year increase in the cumulative number of creations made.

  • Adobe Stock now offers 450+ million assets, including more than 246 million photos, 166 million vectors and illustrations, 31 million videos, 99,000 music tracks, 6.2 million Premium assets and over 1 million free photos, vectors, videos, templates, illustrations and 3D asset.

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 400 billion PDFs opened and 16 billion documents edited in Adobe Acrobat in the last year.

  • Adobe Scan is the leading scanning app on iOS and Android with more than 150 million downloads and 2.5 billion documents created.

  • Documents created, signed, shared and stored in Adobe Document Cloud drive a 90% cost savings and a 95% reduction in environmental impact compared with 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 $7.2 million.

  • More than 1 billion files read in Liquid Mode, our AI-powered mobile reading experience for PDFs

Adobe Experience Cloud


We give businesses unmatched solutions for customer journey management, data analytics, content personalisation, commerce and marketing workflows that drive long-term customer success.


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  • Industry analysts have named Adobe a leader in 50+ analyst reports in categories such as digital experience platforms, content management systems, customer analytics, B2B marketing automation platforms, digital commerce, enterprise marketing suites and more.

  • Adobe Experience Cloud is supported by an expansive global ecosystem of 4,000+ active solution integrator, agency, technology and marketplace partners and more than 460,000 developers and community members.

  • Adobe Analytics analyses 1 trillion+ visits to retail websites in the U.S (aggregated and anonymised) as well as 100 million+ product SKUs in 18 categories to provide e-commerce and online inflation insights to businesses, policymakers and consumers. Adobe Analytics is relied on by 85%+ of the top 100 retailers in the U.S. to deliver, measure and personalise shopping experiences online.

Our leaders.

Shantanu Narayen
Chair and Chief Executive Officer


Scott Belsky
Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, Design & Emerging Products


Anil Chakravarthy
President, Digital Experience Business

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

Dan Durn

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance, Technology Services and Operations

Dana Rao

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Trust Officer


David Wadhwani

President, Digital Media Business

Charles Geschke



John Warnock



Major acquisitions.


ContentCal, 2021, 2021


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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Adobe For All

Through Adobe for All, we are creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce, working to unleash the full potential of every employee and helping to drive meaningful impact for Adobe, our industry and society at large.

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Creativity for All

Through Creativity for All, we are empowering millions of creators of all backgrounds to access the tools, skills and platforms they need to express themselves, reach their full potential and share their diverse perspectives with the world.

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Technology to Transform

Our greatest reach is with our technology leadership. As one of the world’s most innovative software companies, we are committed to advancing the responsible use of technology for the good of our customers, communities and society.

Our company values.

We create the future.

Creativity is in our DNA. We constantly look around the corner to see what is possible. But we don’t wait for the future, we create it.


We are builders, makers and inventors, driven by a deep empathy for our customers and users.


We are open-minded and celebrate new ideas. We have the courage to disrupt the market and ourselves through bold bets and ideas we turn into reality.

We own the outcome.

We think and operate like owners. We take initiative, have a bias toward action and assume ownership for end results, not just our part.


We are reliable and have clear points of view. We’re decisive and learn from our mistakes.

We raise the bar.

We aim high and we play to win. We relentlessly focus on execution, celebrate excellence and are intellectually honest about where we must do better.


We deliver both speed and quality by doing fewer things better. Our success is measured by the success of our customers and users.

We are genuine.

The ability to be yourself is core to who we are. We embrace and respect diversity.


We support and challenge each other by being honest and direct. We always act with sincerity, integrity and the highest of ethics.


We do this for our employees, partners, customers and communities.

Industry recognition.

Best Workplaces for Innovators

Fast Company


World’s Best Workplaces



Best Culture



Corporate Equality Index 


World’s Best Workplaces



Best Global Brands



Best Employers for Diversity




Forbes & JUST Capital

Happiest Employees




The A List


Most Innovative Companies

Fast Company


Companies That Care

People Magazine




Dow Jones Sustainability Index

S&P Dow Jones Indexes


World’s Most Admired Companies



Best Workplaces in Tech



Gender Equality Index


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