Mozilla Foundation chairman Mitchell Baker disclosed the revenue earned in 2005: $52.9 million.
"The revenue is from the easy 'search' capabilities built into Firefox and the related revenue relationships with the search providers," she said. Big deal you say? Well it's quite a big deal considering the foundation's 2003 revenue was $2.4 million and the 2004 revenue was $5.8 million.
Granted, 2006 figures were not released, but the figures from the three consecutive years that were released are enough to emphasize how far Mozilla has come from its original 10 employees. With expenses of $8.2 million in 2005, it doesn't take a math major to realize that profit in 2005 was huge.
News source: C|Net