NetFlix Inc (NFLX)

About Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

Company Description:


Netflix, Inc. stands out as a trailblazer in the realm of streaming entertainment services, offering a library of films and television series across a wide variety of genres and languages. Subscribers can enjoy content without the interruption of advertisements and have the flexibility to watch on any internet-connected device, with the ability to play, pause, and resume watching without commitments.

Founded on August 29, 1997, by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, Netflix originally started as a DVD rental service by mail and has since evolved into a premier streaming service and production company. It is headquartered in Los Gatos, California, USA, and has played a pivotal role in transforming the entertainment industry with its on-demand content delivery model.


Main Product(s):


Netflix’s main product is its service that allows subscribers to stream a vast array of TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices. In addition to its streaming service, Netflix has ventured into content production, under the banner Netflix Originals, to create original programming exclusive to its platform.


Short History of Netflix, Inc:


  • August 1997 – Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph co-founded Netflix in Scotts Valley, California.
  • 2007 – Transitioned from DVD sales and rental by mail to streaming media.
  • 2013 – Began content production and released its first series, “House of Cards.”
  • 2016 – Expanded its service to over 190 countries worldwide.
  • 2018 – Accumulated over 130 million subscribers, emphasizing the shift from traditional cable TV to streaming.
  • 2020 – Reached over 200 million subscribers and experienced unprecedented growth during the COVID-19 pandemic as home entertainment became paramount.
  • 2021 – Faced increased competition from new streaming services but continued to invest heavily in original content.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr.Co-Founder & Executive Chairman1.67MN/A1960
Mr. Theodore A. SarandosCo-CEO, President & Director21.79MN/A1965
Mr. Gregory K. PetersCo-CEO, President & Director16.62MN/A1971
Mr. Spencer Adam NeumannChief Financial Officer7.04MN/A1970
Mr. David HymanChief Legal Officer & Secretary6.01MN/A1966
Ms. Rachel WhetstoneChief Communications Officer5.5MN/A1968
Mr. Jeffrey William KarbowskiVP, Chief Accounting Officer & Principal Accounting OfficerN/AN/A1979
Ms. Elizabeth StoneChief Technology OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Spencer WangVice President of Finance, Corporate Development & Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Marian LeeChief Marketing OfficerN/AN/A1979

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