LinkedIn, the 57th most popular website in the world, is a popular online platform helping professionals connect around the world. It was founded by Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly and Jean-Luc Vaillant with the vision to “create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce”. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
The story of Linkedin began in the living room of Reiff Hoffman, where LinkedIn was founded and was launched in 2003.
Here’s a glance of LinkedIn’s timeline:
2003- LinkedIn was officially launched.
2004- LinkedIn introduced a feature to connect the contact list to the platform so that people could invite their colleagues to join in order to grow their community.
2005- Members of LinkedIn rose to approximately 4 million and it launched its paid subscription plans for posting and applying for jobs.
2006- “People you may know” feature was introduced and LinkedIn made profits for the first time.
2008- LinkedIn started to expand internationally as it released its french and Spanish versions and also opened up an office in the UK.
2009- Jeff Weiner was appointed as the CEO.
2011- Listing on New York Stock Exchange at $45 per share.
2016- Acquisition by Microsoft.
2020- Ryan Ranlansky is appointed as the CEO.
LinkedIn was always clear with its motive of making the platform simpler and more user friendly in order to help professionals connect. In today’s time Linkedin is operating in almost every country with more than 600 million users with a revenue of approximately $2.3 billion. LinkedIn, a steady growing platform has become an essential part of every professional’s life standing by its mission to “connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful
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