Top 10 Highest Earning Websites in 2012

10.  :
Expedia is an travel website based in the US with localised sites for 22 countries. It books airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and various attractions and services via the World Wide Web and telephone travel agent.

Founders : Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink
Revenue/sec : $46.00
Annual Revenue : $1,450,000,000

9. is an American company and a commercial website that helps users obtain discount rates for travel-related purchases such as airline tickets and hotel stays. It is founded in 1997.

Founder : Jesse Fink
Revenue/sec : $59.6
Annual Revenue : $1,850,000,000

8. : 
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, and a division of Thomson Reuters.

Revenue/sec : $60.00
Annual Revenue : $1,900,000,000

iTunes is a media player computer program, used for playing, downloading, saving, and organizing digital music and video files on desktop or laptop personal computers. It can also manage contents on iPod, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. It is part of Apple Inc. available in 19 languages.

Revenue/sec : $60.00
Annual Revenue : $1,900,000,000

PayPal is a global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet.

Founder(s) : Ken Howery, Max Levchin, Elon Musk, Luke Nosek, Peter Thiel
Revenue/sec : $71.40
Annual Revenue : $2,250,000,000

5. MSN Live :
The Microsoft Network; stylized as: msn) is a collection of Internet sites and services provided by Microsoft. Microsoft used the MSN brand name to promote numerous popular web-based services

Founder : Nathan Myhvoid
Revenue/sec : $102.00
Annual Revenue : $ 3,200,000,000

4. eBay, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. Founded in 1995.

Founder : Pierre Omidyar
Revenue/sec : $ 199.45
Annual Revenue : $ 6,300,000,000

Yahoo! Inc. was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 1, 1995. Yahoo receives 700million hits every month through world wide. It is third highest earning website.

Revenue/sec : $228.31
Annual Revenue : $7,200,000,000

2. is the world's largest online retailer site. The company also produces consumer electronics - notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader - and is a major provider of cloud computing services. Jeff Bezos incorporated the company in July 1994, and the site went online as in 1995.

Revenue/sec : $607.05
Annual Revenue : $19,200,000,000

1. Google
Google is the #1 in this list. Google Search, is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web, receiving several hundred million queries each day through its various services.

Google Search was originally developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1997. 

Revenue/sec : $691.29
Annual Revenue: $22,000,000,000

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