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Graphic: Tableau Public Software
The following graphic illustrates the revenue of each of the 100 companies, separating out by color those that are “rocket ships” (red) companies that reach $50 million in annual sales in six years or less, “hot companies” (orange) companies with $50 million in revenue in the first seven to 12 years, and “slow burners” (blue) companies which take 13 years or more to hit $50 million.
A look at the data shows that half of the 100 companies took nine or more years to reach $50 million. The average time is a bit more than eight years.
You can also read the article from the Wall Street Journal which featured the graphic, "How Long Does It Take To Build A Technology Empire". Check it out here.