2017 is a big year for Netflix. Today, Aug. 29, 2017, the media company is celebrating its 20th birthday. Ten years ago, the company launched its streaming video service, which allowed it to expand beyond its initial premise of DVD rentals by mail, charting the path for its current pop cultural dominance.
As the business evolved, its onetime competitors in the space — Blockbuster (RIP), Redbox and even Wal-Mart — faded from view. Mobile devices became more powerful, better equipping viewers to watch anywhere. Netflix’s popularity put tech behemoths such as Amazon on notice.
The video service started 2017 with some good news. It nabbed a big name in Jerry Seinfeld. The comedian’s Emmy-nominated series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will get 24 new episodes, which will drop later this year. And viewers can also expect two stand up specials from Seinfeld as part of the new deal. Its stock shares are currently valued at $167.59.
So as it reaches this signficant anniversary, here’s a look at Netflix by the numbers.