Facts & Figures


Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company 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 has 165,000 employees worldwide and generated revenues of €20.2 billion in the 2022 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  , Inc. (New York), BMG  (Berlin), Arvato Group  (Gütersloh), Bertelsmann Marketing Services  (Gütersloh), Bertelsmann Education Group  (New York), Bertelsmann Investments 

Executive Board

Thomas Rabe  (Chairman and CEO)
Rolf Hellermann  (Chief Financial Officer)
Immanuel Hermreck   (Chief Human Resources Officer)


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


Bertelsmann has operations in around 50 countries.


164,691 (as of December 31, 2022)


20.2 billion

* Revenue figures relate to the fiscal year 2022.