How Much Money Does Disney Make?

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The Walt Disney Company made $9.4 billion in net income last year. Over the past five years they have consistently increased their profits thanks to the strength of their movie franchises and theme parks.

Forbes ranks Disney as being among the world’s top 20 most valuable brands. The company makes much of its money from broadcasting and cable ventures as well as from its successful theme parks and resorts.

Media networks make up a significant portion of revenue and operating income for the company. The Walt Disney Company operates Disney Channel, ESPN and ABC, with Disney Channel and ESPN being the most profitable.

After media networks, the second-largest segment of revenue for the company is Disney’s parks and resorts, which are located throughout the world. Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California experienced fiscal growth. The Tokyo Disney Resort also experienced growth, but the revenue from Disneyland Paris has decreased. The Walt Disney Company reports that much of the revenue from its parks is earned thanks to increases in food, merchandise, and ticket prices.