Inside Big Tech’s Record-Shattering $75 Billion in Profits in Q1 | Charts

The world’s five largest tech companies just got a whole lot bigger

The pandemic hasn’t put a dent into Big Tech’s dominance. Instead, the social upheaval has only reinforced it, with the five biggest tech companies on the planet — Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) — all reporting massive profits and sales during the first quarter of 2021.

Combined, those companies reported net income of $74.5 billion this earnings season — more than double what they earned just a year ago during the same time period — with Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft all hitting new company records quarterly profits.

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Sean Burch

Tech reporter • • @SeanB44