Biggest Porn Companies: The Most Prominent Players In Adult Entertainment

The adult entertainment industry is valued at well over $100 billion. It is an active component of the international economy, and no one can deny that. Adult entertainment is a cross-sectoral industry with media, retail, physical products, and technology all intersecting at crucial points. A dynamic industry like this features players from all over the spectrum of industry and the world.

 

Adult Site Broker has dealt with companies of all types across this diverse industry. In this blog post, we will discuss the largest players in adult entertainment and why folks like you should pay attention to these companies. Some of these companies are household names and are huge.

Biggest Porn Companies:

MindGeek

MindGeek is probably the most well-known adult industry company because of its prominence in culture and a rash of controversies related to its properties. MindGeek owns Pornhub.com and a network of other tube sites and adult production companies. Properties owned by this company include YouPorn, RedTube, Tube8, Thumbzilla, PornMD, and the Brazzers Network. The most prominent of these sites is, of course, Pornhub and the properties associated with this brand. These properties also include Pornhub Premium, ModelHub, and others. MindGeek is valued in the upper nine figures and is certainly the reason why porn is as mainstream as it is. 

AVN

Despite AVN Media Network’s lack of profit, they are a very popular adult content provider when compared to other giant companies. With over three decades of business experience in the entertainment industry, the company has established itself as one of the most significant and influential players in the adult entertainment industry. AVN provides a digital news outlet that covers the industry, in addition to the hosting of the annual AVN Awards and the multi-track AVN Show that caters to consumers and businesses alike. AVN also hosts GayVN and other sites.

Vivid Entertainment

Vivid Entertainment is one of the most renowned pornographic companies in the United States and the rest of the world. It has won the most awards. Since 1984, the company has been doing great business. Aside from producing, new merchandising, and brand licensing, the company also produces alluring sex toys. Vivid Entertainment generates revenue from several brands that it hosts. Vivid is also known for its hosting of celebrity sex tapes, studios, brands, and live camming sites. Vivid is one of the biggest networks in porn and remains as such.

WGCZ Holdings

WGCZ Holdings is a Polish holdings company that owns major tube sites XNXX and XVideos. These two sites, according to Similar Web traffic data, feature more users than MindGeek’s proprietary site Pornhub.com. XVideos, for example, ranks above Pornhub and XNXX. These two sites also have connections to a network of studios and premium creator networks like XNXX Gold and XVideos Red. These outlets are comparable to Pornhub premium and others. Deborah Malorie Pacaud and Michael Pacaud, the owners, are private and do not discuss its worth much. According to external estimates of WGCZ, the company is worth $300 million.

Hammy Media Limited

Hammy Media Limited is the company that operates xHamster.com, which is another adult tube site. Compared to Pornhub, XNXX, and XVideos, this platform generates less traffic than the other tube sites. xHamster also deals with one of the largest audiences after these tube sites. Sri Lanka and France are the two countries where xHamster is most popular. The xHamster website generates significant revenue and is worth tens of millions of dollars. xHamster is also affiliated with its former premium platform, FapHouse.com, and provides revenue schemes for adult models. Additionally, xHamster is among the most popular adult sites and provides original content.

Playboy

Playboy is one of the only adult entertainment companies that is publicly traded on a national stock exchange. Trading under the NASDAQ ticker PLBY, Playboy is owned by PLBY Group as a means to consolidate the print publication of Playboy and its digital assets. This company and brand is an institution in adult entertainment. Free speech maven Hugh Hefner was the mind behind Playboy. After his passing in 2017, Hefner’s company lives on as a publisher of porn content, a premium platform called Centerfold designed to compete with OnlyFans and others. Right now, American rapper Cardi B is the creative director in residence for Playboy Centerfold.

Larry Flynt Publications

Larry Flynt was another free speech maven who, like Hefner, pioneered adult publishing. Larry Flynt Publications, or LFP, is the parent company of several legendary porno brands like Hustler and the network of Hustler adult bookstores and pornography studios. Currently, under the leadership of Flynt’s wife, the adult entertainment brand is synonymous with freedom of speech and the efforts of the industry to protect the First Amendment. The company has made a living out of this line of work and continues to be solvent, even during trying times. Hustler also runs Beaver Hunt, which is an adult industry casting outfit for amateur models 18 years old or older.

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