Although the company’s popularity is booming around the world, the United States continues to serve as the most important market. In 2021, the number of paid Netflix subscribers in the U.S. and Canada surpassed 74 million, and almost two in three U.S. based adults had a current Netflix subscription. As of December 31, 2021, Netflix had over 221.8 million subscribers worldwide.

The company’s milestone:

– On August 29, 1997, Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings founded Netflix in Scotts Valley, California.

– In April of 1998, Netflix was launched as one of the world’s first online DVD rental companies.

– In 2000, Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings approached Blockbuster about a partnership. Unfortunately for Blockbuster, their CEO just smiled and laughed at him.

– By early 2002, Netflix saw a huge increase in their subscription business.

– In 2002, Netflix makes its initial public offering (IPO) of 5,500,000 shares at $15.00 per share on Nasdaq under the ticker “NFLX.” Total Netflix members at the time: 600,000 as of May 22, 2002.

– Netflix ends the year with 4.2 million members, up 60 percent from 2004.

– In 2005, 35,000 different films were available, and Netflix shipped 1 million DVDs out every day.

– On October 1, 2006, Netflix offered a $1,000,000 prize to the first developer of a video-recommendation algorithm that could beat its existing algorithm Cinematch, at predicting customer ratings by more than 10%.

– By the end of 2007, Netflix had 7.5 million registered subscribers — up almost 20% on the previous year.

– In June 2009, the number of titles available for streaming was increasing as well and had reached 12,000 movies and shows.

– By 2010, Netflix’s streaming business had grown so quickly that within months the company had shifted from the fastest-growing customer of the United States Postal Service’s first-class service to the largest source of Internet streaming traffic in North America in the evening.

– In July 2011, Netflix changed its prices, charging customers for its mail rental service and streaming service separately.

– In February 2013, Netflix announced it would be hosting its own awards ceremony, The Flixies.

– In June 2014, Netflix unveiled a global rebranding: a new logo, which uses a modern typeface with the drop shadowing removed, and a new website UI. Netflix launched in 6 new countries in Europe (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland), and won 7 Creative Emmy Awards.

– At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Netflix announced a major international expansion of its service into 150 additional countries.

– On April 17, 2017, it was reported that Netflix was nearing 100 million subscribers.

– On May 9, 2019, Netflix made a deal with Dark Horse Entertainment to make television series and films based on comics from Dark Horse Comics.

– On February 25, 2020, Netflix formed partnerships with six Japanese creators to produce an original Japanese anime project.

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