Pinterest is a visual discovery platform. It went live for the first time in March 2010.
By January 2012, Pinterest had hit 10 million unique monthly visitors. At the time, it was the fastest website ever to reach this milestone.
Pinterest became a unicorn months later, receiving a valuation of $1.5 billion at its May 2012 Series C round.
The user base continued to grow, and the company went public in April 2018. Today, Pinterest has a market capitalization of more than $40 billion.
You’ll find all the latest Pinterest numbers on this page, from the user base to revenue.
Let’s dive right into the stats:
Important Pinterest Usage and Revenue Stats
- Pinterest has 459 million monthly active users worldwide, including 98 million in the US.
- 35% of Americans use Pinterest.
- Pinterest generated $1.69 billion in annual revenue in 2020. That’s an increase of 48.27% over the previous year.
- 40.8% of Pinterest users worldwide are between 25 and 34 years old.
- Female users make up more than two-thirds of Pinterest’s global audience.
- The total number of saved pins on Pinterest exceeds 240 billion.
Pinterest monthly active users (worldwide)
Pinterest has 459 million monthly active users (MAUs) across the world. The global Pinterest user base has grown by 3.85% since the last quarter (Q3 2020).
In the last year alone, Pinterest has added 124 million new monthly active users (27.01% of the total existing user base).
Here’s a table showing the growth in Pinterest MAUs since 2016:
|Quarter, year||Monthly active users|
|Q1 2016||128 million|
|Q2 2016||135 million|
|Q3 2016||150 million|
|Q4 2016||160 million|
|Q1 2017||175 million|
|Q2 2017||185 million|
|Q3 2017||204 million|
|Q4 2017||216 million|
|Q1 2018||239 million|
|Q2 2018||231 million|
|Q3 2018||251 million|
|Q4 2018||265 million|
|Q1 2019||291 million|
|Q2 2019||300 million|
|Q3 2019||322 million|
|Q4 2019||335 million|
|Q1 2020||367 million|
|Q2 2020||416 million|
|Q3 2020||442 million|
|Q4 2020||459 million|
Pinterest monthly active users (US)
Pinterest has 98 million monthly active users in the United States.
Pinterest’s audience in the US has grown by 50.77% (+ 33 million new MAUs) since the beginning of 2016.
But annual growth of the US user base has been below 12% in each of the last 2 years. And Pinterest didn’t add any new American MAUs in the last quarter.
We’ve charted the number of Pinterest monthly active users in the US since 2016:
|Quarter, year||Monthly active users|
|Q1 2016||65 million|
|Q2 2016||65 million|
|Q3 2016||69 million|
|Q4 2016||70 million|
|Q1 2017||71 million|
|Q2 2017||71 million|
|Q3 2017||74 million|
|Q4 2017||76 million|
|Q1 2018||80 million|
|Q2 2018||75 million|
|Q3 2018||80 million|
|Q4 2018||82 million|
|Q1 2019||85 million|
|Q2 2019||85 million|
|Q3 2019||87 million|
|Q4 2019||88 million|
|Q1 2020||90 million|
|Q2 2020||96 million|
|Q3 2020||98 million|
|Q4 2020||98 million|
Pinterest monthly active users (non-US)
Pinterest has 361 million monthly active users based outside of the US, comprising 78.65% of the worldwide audience.
The number of international Pinterest MAUs has increased by 46.15% over the last year alone. 114 million new monthly active users have joined the platform at this time — more than the total US user base.
From 2016-2020, the Pinterest international user base has grown at a CAGR of 44.81%.
Here’s a table showing the growth of non-US Pinterest users:
|Quarter, year||Monthly active users|
|Q1 2016||63 million|
|Q2 2016||70 million|
|Q3 2016||81 million|
|Q4 2016||90 million|
|Q1 2017||104 million|
|Q2 2017||114 million|
|Q3 2017||129 million|
|Q4 2017||139 million|
|Q1 2018||160 million|
|Q2 2018||156 million|
|Q3 2018||171 million|
|Q4 2018||184 million|
|Q1 2019||206 million|
|Q2 2019||215 million|
|Q3 2019||235 million|
|Q4 2019||247 million|
|Q1 2020||277 million|
|Q2 2020||321 million|
|Q3 2020||343 million|
|Q4 2020||361 million|
Pinterest usage in the US
Based on AudienceProject data, 35% of Americans use Pinterest. As such, the visual discovery platform is the 4th most used social network in the country.
Here’s a table showing reported Pinterest usage in the US since 2017:
|Quarter, year||Usage rate|
More than half (53%) of American women use Pinterest. By contrast, only 18% of US males are active on the platform.
Number of saved pins on Pinterest
“Pins” are a bookmark feature on Pinterest. Images, videos and products can be saved, ready to be viewed again at a later date.
According to company data, over 240 billion total posts have been pinned.
Pinterest annual revenue (worldwide)
Pinterest generates $1.69 billion in annual revenue. That’s an increase of 48.27% since last year (2019) when the company made $1.14 billion.
Pinterest’s annual revenue has shown consistent growth since 2016, registering a CAGR of 54.19% over the last 4 years.
We’ve charted Pinterest’s annual revenue since 2016:
Pinterest annual revenue (US)
The US market contributes 84.02% of Pinterest’s total annual revenue, amounting to $1.42 billion. US revenue has increased at a slightly slower rate than worldwide earnings over the last year, growing by 37.86%.
Here’s a table with annual Pinterest revenue in the US since 2016:
Pinterest revenue (non-US)
Pinterest generates annual revenue of $268 million from international markets. Pinterest’s non-US revenue has increased 2.29x since last year.
Pinterest users based outside of the US are responsible for 15.83% of all revenue-generating activity.
The mature US market still accounts for the vast majority of Pinterest revenue. But the international revenue share has grown in recent years, nearly tripling from 5.42% in 2018.
Here’s a table showing annual Pinterest revenue in international markets since 2016:
|Q2 2016||$1 million|
|Q3 2016||$2 million|
|Q4 2016||$4 million|
|Q1 2017||$3 million|
|Q2 2017||$5 million|
|Q3 2017||$6 million|
|Q4 2017||$10 million|
|Q1 2018||$7 million|
|Q2 2018||$8 million|
|Q3 2018||$9 million|
|Q4 2018||$17 million|
|Q1 2019||$15 million|
|Q2 2019||$24 million|
|Q3 2019||$28 million|
|Q4 2019||$50 million|
|Q1 2020||$35 million|
|Q2 2020||$41 million|
|Q3 2020||$69 million|
|Q4 2020||$123 million|
Pinterest weekly active users
275 million Pinterest users access the platform at least once a week. For context, that’s 56% of all monthly active users engaging with the site on a weekly basis. The share of MAUs logging on every week has shown little variation over the past three years: it was 57% in 2018 and 2019.
Pinterest gender demographics
According to company data, female users make up more than 60% of the worldwide Pinterest audience.
Hootsuite estimates that 77.1% of the Pinterest ad audience consists of female users.
Pinterest age demographics
Worldwide, 40.8% of Pinterest users are between 25 and 34 years old. The 25-34 age bracket is by far the largest single group.
Less than a quarter (24.8%) of users are older than 45.
Here’s a breakdown of the Pinterest audience by age group (and gender):
|Age group||Share of users (breakdown by gender: female, male, unspecified)|
|18-24||15.9% (13.3%, 1.8%, 0.8%)|
|25-34||40.8% (30.4%, 6.2%, 4.2%)|
|35-44||18.6% (14.1%, 2.8%, 1.7%)|
|45-54||9.9% (7.5%, 1.8%, 0.6%)|
|55-64||11% (8.1%, 1.7%, 1.2%)|
|65+||3.9% (2.8%, 0.8%, 0.3%)|
Countries with the largest Pinterest audiences
75.5% of the Pinterest advertising audience comes from just 5 countries. The USA, Germany, France, the UK and Canada have a combined Pinterest ad audience of 151.62 million.
Here’s a ranking of the largest Pinterest advertising audiences by country:
Number of Pinterest app downloads
Based on Apptopia estimates, the Pinterest mobile app receives 14.34 million monthly downloads across iOS & Android.
Pinterest Lite (a lightweight version of the app, available on Android) was downloaded 740,812 times during the most recent 30-day period.
Sensor Tower provides similar estimates. February 2021 data shows a combined 16 million downloads of the Pinterest app, 11 million of which came from Google Play.
All-time Pinterest downloads on the Play Store exceed 500 million.
85% of users access Pinterest via the app.
Number of Pinterest employees
Pinterest has 2,545 full-time employees across 23 locations. The employee count has increased by 14.79% in the last year.
Per Comparably, employees at Pinterest receive average annual compensation of $129,914. The Blind website estimates a higher median salary of $165,000.
Non-US employees working at Pinterest on the H1-B visa are reported to receive an average base salary of $146,000.
That’s it for my list of Pinterest statistics in 2021.
Pinterest continues to show steady growth, particularly in international markets. Revenue has exceeded $1 billion in each of the last two years.
Now I’m interested to hear from you:
Do you think Pinterest has further growth potential? Is the male audience an untapped market?
If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments section below.