Facts and figures

Geographic coverage

PwC has offices in 776 locations in 157 countries.

PwC people as of June 2013:

Partners
9,597
Client service staff
143,111
Practice support staff
31,527
Total
184,235


NEW YORK, 1 October 2013 – PwC reported record total gross revenues of US$32.1 billion for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2013. All of PwC's largest firms and each of its major service lines continued to grow, a strong performance amidst challenging markets and circumstances. At constant exchange rates, PwC's total global revenues rose by 4%.

For more information go Building trust in a time of change -- 2013 Global Annual Review

Additional facts

  • In FY13, PwC firms provided services to 421 companies in the Fortune Global 500 and 452 in the FT Global 500
  • At 30 June 2013, a total of 2,511 PwC people were on long-term international assignments
  • In 2013, we were named the 4th most attractive employer in the world for business students by Universum
  • PwC was named the 4th most powerful brand in the 2013 BrandFinance Global 500
  • In several 2013 IDC Marketscape reports, PwC was rated a leader worldwide in Organizational & Change Consulting, strongest worldwide in Governance, Risk and Compliance Consulting, and a leader in Business Consulting to the retail and public sectors
  • PwC Brazil has been named The Most Admired Audit Company by Carta Capital/ TNS InterScience for over 10 years
  • PwC China was ranked #1 in the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) Top China Accounting Firms 2013 for the 11th consecutive year
  • PwC was named 2013 Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year in Belgium, Russia and Switzerland by International Tax Review
  • PwC Switzerland was highly commended in the category Best Advisory Firms in HFMWeek's 2013 European Hedge Fund Services Awards
  • PwC UK placed #1 in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for 2013 and #11 in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For
  • PwC UK was also named the Best Performing Accountancy Brand for the second year in a row at the Managing Partners' Forum Awards
  • PwC US ranked #2 on DiversityInc’s 2013 Top Companies for Diversity list, and, for the ninth consecutive year, was named among Fortune's 100 Best Places to Work
  • The US Treasury has honoured the PwC-supported Bhutan Green Power Project to bring clean hydropower to rural households, schools and clinics in Bhutan.

Our history

PwC has been created by the merger of two firms—Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand—each with historical roots going back some 150 years. Set out below are some key milestones in the history of both firms.

  • 1849 – Samuel Lowell Price sets up in business in London.
  • 1854 – William Cooper establishes his own practice in London, which seven years later becomes Cooper Brothers.
  • 1865 – Price, Holyland and Waterhouse join forces in partnership 1874 Name changes to Price, Waterhouse & Co.
  • 1898 – Robert H. Montgomery, William M. Lybrand, Adam A. Ross Jr. and his brother T. Edward Ross form Lybrand, Ross Brothers and Montgomery.
  • 1957 – Cooper Brothers & Co (UK), McDonald, Currie and Co (Canada) and Lybrand, Ross Bros & Montgomery (US) merge to form Coopers & Lybrand.
  • 1982 – Price Waterhouse World Firm formed.
  • 1990 – Coopers & Lybrand merges with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in a number of countries around the world.
  • 1998 – Worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand to create PwC.