Facts & Figures


Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company with more than 80,000 employees that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the entertainment group RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato Group, Bertelsmann Marketing Services, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company generated revenues of €20.2 billion in the 2023 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world. Bertelsmann aspires to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.

Shareholder Structure


RTL Group  (Luxembourg), Penguin Random House  (New York), BMG  (Berlin), Arvato Group  (Gütersloh), Bertelsmann Marketing Services  (Gütersloh), Bertelsmann Education Group  (New York), Bertelsmann Investments  (Gütersloh)

Executive Board

Thomas Rabe  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann
Carsten Coesfeld  Member of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann, Bertelsmann Investments and Financial Solutions
Rolf Hellermann  Chief Financial Officer of Bertelsmann
Immanuel Hermreck   Chief Human Resources Officer of Bertelsmann


Shareholders: 80.9% Foundations (Bertelsmann Stiftung, Reinhard Mohn Stiftung, BVG-Familienstiftung, BVG-Stiftung), 19.1% Mohn Family


Bertelsmann has operations in around 50 countries.




20.2 billion €

* Revenue figures relate to the fiscal year 2023.