- 30.26% of of the users for Discord are from the United States.
- By 2021 Discord had an estimated value of $7 billion.
- It also received multiple buyout offers that year, including a $10 billion bid from Microsoft, though that fell through.
- Discord’s revenue in 2020 was estimated to be $130 million.
- In 2020, Discord had 300 million registered users.
- In 2021, Discord had 140 million monthly active users.
- There have been as many as 963 million messages sent per day.
- Overall, 91% of surveyed employees gave Discord a positive review.
- Discord is in the Top 25% for its Gender Score and Top 30% for its Diversity Score.
- Beast Gaming is one of the most visited server on Discord, with 800,000 members.
- Fortnite is currently the most visited server with 815,000 members.
Discord Financial Statistics
The gaming communication app famously does not have advertisements. It earns money from premium subscriptions, game distribution fees, and extras such as server boosting.
Discord Revenue Statistics
- Discord was estimated to have earned $5 million in revenue in 2016.
- In 2017, their revenue was estimated to have doubled to $10 million.
- The following year, in 2018, their estimated revenue tripled from the prior year to $30 million.
- Estimated revenue went up 50% the next year, to $45 million in 2019.
- In 2020, their estimated revenue ballooned to $130 million.
- Their estimated revenue in 2020 was nearly triple that of the prior year.
- It was also 26 times as much as their estimated revenue in 2016.
- The company’s phenomenal growth caused it to increase its workforce by 50% in 2019, growing to 165 employees in all.
- Discord estimated they would earn $120 million in revenue from Nitro, Discord’s subscription service.
- The service costs $4.99 or $9.99 per month, or $49.99 or $99.99 per year, depending on the version.
- By 2020, 1 million users had signed up for these paid services.
Discord Valuation Statistics
- Discord was valued at approximately $1.6 billion in 2017.
- In 2018, the company was valued at $2 billion.
- By 2020, Discord’s valuation increased another 50% to $3.5 billion.
- In 2021, valuation was estimated at $7 billion.
- Also in 2021 Discord reportedly received multiple buyout offers, including a $10 billion bid from Microsoft, though it fell through.
Discord Funding Statistics
- Over the course of 16 rounds of funding, the company has received $995.4 million from 30 investors.
- While still in development, the parent company for Discord raised $1 million in 2012 and another $9 million in 2013.
- In 2016, Discord raised $29 million in funding.
- In 2017, this number increased to $80 million.
- By 2018, Discord’s funding ballooned to $280 million.
- Discord’s funding increased again to $380 million in 2020 and $480 million in 2021.
- Discord also has made a total of 3 acquisitions.
- In 2017, Discord had 10 million monthly active users.
- This went up 450% in 2018 to 45 million monthly active users.
- By 2019, their monthly active users went up another 24% to 56 million.
- In 2020, Discord’s monthly active users nearly doubled from the prior year to 100 million.
- Monthly active users went up an additional 40% in 2021 to 140 million.
- In the four years from 2017 and 2021, Discord’s monthly active users increased 14-fold from 10 million to 140 million.
- Discord recorded 9 million daily active users in 2017.
- In 2018, daily active users increased to 19 million.
- In 2019, however, daily active users actually decreased by 26% to only 14 million.
- The number of registered users on Discord was 25 million as of 2016.
- In 2017, this increased to 45 million.
- In 2018, Discord’s registered users increased 288% from the prior year, reaching 130 million.
- Registered users on Discord went up an additional 192% the next year, reaching 250 million in 2019.
- Still increasing in 2020, Discord’s registered users went up another 20%, to 300 million.
Discord Fun Facts
- Every day on Discord, there are 4 billion minutes worth of communication, and 963 million messages sent.
- There are an average of 6 million messages sent per week.
- There are approximately 25 billion messages sent every month.
- The ranking of most-visited servers on Discord fluctuates, but Mr. Beast Gaming is one of the top with 800,000 members.
- Two of the other largest servers on Discord are Fortnite, with 815,000 members, and Minecraft with 800,000 members.
Discord Top Servers Table
|Rank||Server Name||Nr. of Members||Theme||Link|
|1||Official Fortnite||815,000||Gaming (Fortnite)||http://discord.gg/fortnite|
|2 (tied)||Genshin Impact Official||800,000||Genshin Impact Traveler||https://discord.gg/genshinimpact|
|2 (tied)||Valorant||800,000||Gaming (Valorant)||https://discord.com/invite/valorant|
|2 (tied)||Mr. Beast Gaming||800,000||Gaming||https://discord.gg/mrbeastgaming|
|2 (tied)||Minecraft||800,000||Gaming (Minecraft)||https://discord.com/invite/minecraft|
|3||Axie Infinity||798,000||Gaming (Axie)||https://discord.gg/axie|
|6||Lofi Girl||683,000||Music and Social||https://discord.gg/lofigirl|
|7||Apex Legends||596,000||Gaming (Apex)||https://discord.gg/apexlegends|
|8||Ibai||586,000||Don Ibai Llanos||https://discord.gg/ibai|
|9 (tied)||Rocket League||579,000||Rocket League||https://discord.gg/rocketleague|
|10 (tied)||Anime Soul Discord||579,000||Anime||https://discord.gg/otaku|
|11||Rainbow||568,000||Game News and e-sports||https://discord.gg/rainbow6|
|12||Servidor do Goularte||566,000||Gaming and chatting in the Brazilian Community||https://discord.gg/gou|
|14||Animal Crossing: New Horizons||544,000||Gaming (Animal Crossing: New Horizons)||https://discord.gg/acnh|
|15||LOUD||504,000||“Faz o L!”||https://discord.gg/loud|
|16||A Universal Time||500,000||Gaming (Roblox fandoms)||https://discord.com/invite/aut|
Source: See Reference 11. For illustration purposes only.
Discord Company Culture Statistics
Discord CEO, Jason Citron, has worked hard at creating a product and company culture that are inclusive, fair, and positive.
- Discord has 1039 employees as of July, 2021.
- These employees have an average salary of $131,679 per year, or $63 per hour, and a median salary of $152,902 per year.
- Most Discord employees (62%) would recommend working at Discord to a friend.
- Another 25% would not recommend working at Discord to a friend, while 13% are neutral.
- Overall, 91% of employees who reviewed working at Discord gave the company a positive review.
- Discord now ranks in the Top 30% for its Diversity Score and the Top 25% for its Gender Score.
- The CEO, Jason Citron, was rated 79/100, giving him an “A” rating, according to Comparably.com.
- This places the Discord CEO in the Top 10% of similarly-sized companies.
- It also places him in the Top 20% of other companies in close geographical proximity.
- Although Discord’s user base has broadened, 70% of users still use the app while gaming or other similar activities.
- About 30% of Discord users utilize it for non-gaming purposes, such as for TV shows, sports, dating, memes, and movies.
- Discord’s primary target audience was adult gamers, which generally have an average age of 30-33.
- Originally, the average age of its users was about 20 years old, though it has gone as low as 16.
- 3% of US teenagers say that Discord is their favorite social platform.
- This is despite the fact that Discord does not advertise to people in the 13 to 17 year age range.
- Discord’s audience has become increasingly diverse, first prompted by banning white supremacists after 2017’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally.
- An even more expanded and diversified audience continued to discover and use Discord with the pandemic-related isolation beginning in 2020.
Discord by Country
Discord is popular around the world, but is banned in China.
- The country in which Discord is the most popular is the United States, where 30.26% of Discord users are.
- Discord’s second highest use comes from Canada, with 5.35% of its users.
- The United Kingdom ranks 3rd for Discord users, with 4.22% of its base.
- Germany is a close 4th, with 4.02% of Discord users.
- France has 3.36% of Discord’s users, making it the 5th most popular country for the app.
- These Top 5 countries only account for 47.21% of Discord users, however, with the remaining 52.79% spread around the globe.
Discord Major Events
Discord began as an app to help friends anywhere in the world chat online together while playing online video games. Today, the founders, Stan Vishnevskiy and Jason Citron, consider it the “communications services technology of the future.”
- In 2012, future Discord founder Jason Citron sold, OpenFeint for $104 million, using the money to start Hammer & Chisel.
- Discord was originally released in May of 2015 as discordapp.com.
- By 2017, Discord had become popular with the “alt-right” and white supremacists who planned the Charlottesville, Virginia “Unite the Right” rally.
- Later in 2017, Jason Citron announced that Discord had undertaken major technological measures to ban white supremacists from using Discord.
- Also in 2017, Discord had added screen sharing, video calling, and Discord Nitro subscription services to their offerings.
- In 2018, Discord had 4.4 million active servers.
- Discord removed their free games due to lack of popularity in 2019.
- In 2020, they changed their primary domain to discord.com, instead of discordapp.com.
- Within the next two years, by 2020, the number of servers increased over 50% to 6.7 million.
- By 2020, Discord had become the 10th most popular website in the entire United States according to average daily visits.
- In 2021, Discord ranked 3rd on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list.
- Also in 2021, Discord received multiple buyout offers, including a $10 billion offer from Microsoft, which did not go through.
Discord Growth Statistics (Table)
|Year||Monthly Active Users||Registered Users||Revenue||Funding||Valuation|
|2016||N/A||25 million||$5 million||$29 million||N/A|
|2017||10 million||45 million||$10 million||$80 million||$1.6 billion|
|2018||45 million||130 million||$30 million||$280 million||$2 billion|
|2019||56 million||250 million||$45 million||N/A||N/A|
|2020||100 million||300 million||$130 million||$380 million||$7-10 Billion|
|2021||140 million||N/A||N/A||$480 million||N/A|
Source: See Reference 5, for illustration purposes only