Sharing and Gig Economy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

Category

Quantity

Unit

Date

Source

Global

Estimated Revenue of Sharing Economy Companies

129.3

Bil. US$

2019

PRE

In 2025

335

Bil. US$

2025

Brookings

Global Freelance Workers

770

Mil.

2018

Mastercard

Global Freelance Workers

915

Mil.

2023

Mastercard

Global Gig Workers

43

Mil.

2018

Mastercard

Global Gig Workers

78

Mil.

2023

Mastercard

Mobile Cellular Subscriptions

105.0

Per 100 inhabitants

2020

ITU

Active Mobile-broadband Subscriptions

75.0

Per 100 inhabitants

2020

ITU

U.S.

Number of Independent Workers

38.2

Mil.

2020

MBO

Revenue Generated by Independent Workers

1.21

Tril. US$

2020

MBO

Adult Sharing Economy Users

99.1

Mil.

2019

Thrive

In 2022

121.1

Mil.

2022

Thrive

Adult Sharing Economy Penetration

30.0

%

2019

Thrive

In 2021

38.0

%

2021

eMarketer

Ride Sharing Users (Uber, etc.)

51.3

Mil.

2020

eMarketer

In 2021

71.3

Mil.

2021

eMarketer

Number of Wireless Connections*

442.5

Mil.

2019

CTIA

Mobile Advertising Spending, 2020

91.5

Bil. US$

2020

eMarketer

Mobile Advertising Spending, 2022

141.4

Bil. US$

2022

eMarketer

*The actual number of individuals who subscribe to wireless connections is substantially lower, as some people own more than one "subscription."

PRE = Plunkett Research Estimate

ITU = International Telecommunication Union

NTRS = National Technology Readiness Survey

MBO = MBO Partners

CTIA = Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (The Wireless Association)

Thrive = Thrive Analytics

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