Brandon Smith—Coutesy of PayPal

    America's largest player in online payments (with 237 million accounts), PayPal is harnessing its huge scale to increase access to financial services for underbanked populations—and boosting the economy as a result. Over the past five years, for example, the company has loaned more than $5 billion to 150,000 small businesses—especially those in regions that lost brick-and-mortar bank branches after the financial crisis—through its Working Capital offering, which lets borrowers pay back the money with a cut of their PayPal sales. It has also mobilized the generosity of its vast community, with $8.5 billion donated to charity by PayPal customers and merchants in 2017.

    Company Information

    Impact SegmentEconomic Opportunity/Financial Inclusion
    SectorBusiness Services
    IndustryFinancial Data Services
    CEODaniel Schulman
    Company TypePublic
    Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$13,094
    Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$1,795
    Market Value ($M)$103,560