How Big is the Porn Industry?

Porn Addiction

Porn” probably the most silently used word in the world. Every single person in planet Earth(don’t know about Aliens) have at-least once watched a porn scene. Some people may ignore, more precisely, may publicly ignore as in the first line we have already told that it is the most “silently” used word.

According to various reports, currently, the porn industry’s net worth is about $97 billion. This money is enough to feed at-least 4.8 billion people a day. Every year, Hollywood releases roughly 600 movies and makes $10 billion in profit. And how much porn industry makes? 13,000 films and close to $15 billion in profit. The porn industry makes more money than Major League Baseball, The NFL and The NBA combined.

PornHub, one of the industry’s biggest providers, claim their site streamed 75 GB of data a second last year — enough to fill 175 million 16 GB iPhones — a total of 87.8 billion views, up ten billion from 2014, another 15 billion over 2013. And according to statistics, Porn Sites get more visitors each month than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined. In fact, XVideo, on its own, is bigger than Dropbox, CNN and New York Times combined. Mind Geek, who owns PornHub, Brazzers, YouPorn and Reality Kings, is one of the top 3 bandwidth-consuming companies in the world, the other two being Google and Netflix.

Now lets talk about porn stars; how much they earn? Take the case of Jenna Jameson, a household name when it comes to porn, is worth $30 million. That’s twice the net worth of Selena Gomez. In fact, she is worth more than Kate Upton ($20m), Harry Styles ($23m) and as much as Chris Brown and Demi Lovato. According to a report from Independent; a female performer in a scene with an male performer could expect to earn around $1,000 (£800/₹67,000), a scene with another woman would see them earn around $700–800 (£550/ ₹50,000). The rates could go up or down by 10 to 20% depending on who the performer is, their agent and other factors.

Now after all these we can surely say, Porn industry is the fastest growing industry in the world. And after introduction of Virtual Reality(VR) it is estimated that the Porn industry would double its pace in future.

And according to author Damon Brown;

“It seems so obvious: if we invent a machine, the first thing we are going to do — after making a profit — is use it to watch porn.”

For regular Strange but True facts; you should go through our Instagram pictures at least once.

Like what you read? Give Strange But True a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.