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YouTube brought in $15 billion in advertising revenue in 2019 — 9 times more than Google paid to acquire the site 14 years ago

Google paid $1.65 billion in 2006 to acquire YouTube — which had around 65 employees — and called it "the next step in the evolution of the Internet."

YouTube has lately struggled to protect its vulnerable creators. Analysts say the platform may lack a business incentive to do anything about it.

YouTube has been relatively conservative in reacting to recent scandals. The company's incentive to make sweeping changes is low, analysts say.

Facebook accounts for 20% of the global online ad market

Facebook made nearly $40 billion in advertising revenue in 2017.

Facebook could be the big winner of the 2016 presidential election

There's going to be over $1 billion spent on online campaign ads, and that should make Facebook very happy.