OpenAI generating revenue at $1.3 billion annualised rate, says report

This would mean that the ChatGPT-maker is making more than $100 million a month in revenue, a 30% jump from early this year.

October 13, 2023 03:55 pm | Updated October 17, 2023 11:53 am IST

FILE PHOTO: OpenAI is generating revenue at a pace of $1.3 billion a year, CEO Sam Altman told company staff this week. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File

FILE PHOTO: OpenAI is generating revenue at a pace of $1.3 billion a year, CEO Sam Altman told company staff this week. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File | Photo Credit: Reuters

Microsoft-backed AI firm OpenAI is generating revenue at a pace of $1.3 billion a year, CEO Sam Altman told company staff this week, a report by The Information revealed. This would mean that the ChatGPT-maker is making more than $100 million a month in revenue, a 30% jump from early this year when it was reported that OpenAI was projected to make more than $1 billion in revenue over the next 12 months.

The Information had earlier reported that last year the company’s revenue stood at just $28 million in comparison. The fast-paced growth shows the money flowing in from subscriptions to its hit conversational chatbot, ChatGPT. The upgraded subscription service costs are at $19.99 per month that are faster, give priority even during peak time periods and have early access to new features and releases.

The numbers spells relief for the company which had been figuring out how to sustain running the bot while bearing what Altman has described as “eye-watering” operating costs.

Intelligence firm Appfigures cited that ChatGPT’s app saw 15.6 million downloads in mobile app installs and nearly $4.6 million in gross revenue across its iOS and android apps globally for September setting a new record.

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However, revenue growth had still slowed down as increase in revenue for July and August was posted at 31% and 39% respectively.

Last year, the company was valued at around $29 billion but a recent Wall Street Journal report stated that OpenAI is in discussions to sell shares which could skyrocket its valuation to between $80 billion and $90 billion.

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