Getty Images, Inc. is a worldwide leader in delivering digital images, multimedia, video and music to media outlets, corporations and various other customers in more than 100 countries. The company is based in Seattle, Washington, and operates 20 offices around the world. It holds more than 80 million images and thousands of hours of stock film; its website receives more than 175 million page views each month.
Getty Images began as Getty Communications in 1995, created by Mark H. Getty and Jonathan Klein. In 1997, the company merged with PhotoDisk and the name was changed to Getty Images in 1998. The firm conducted a committed plan to acquire other large libraries of photography, film and illustrations, making it a leader in providing digital content. In 2008, private equity firm Hellman and Friedman purchased Getty Images for $2.4 billion. Getty Images was purchased in the fall of 2012 by asset management firm The Carlyle Group and Getty Images management for $3.3 billion.
Getty Images is an international employer with nearly 2,0000 employees. The company offers competitive pay and benefits and education assistance programs, along with a variety of other benefits. Its unique structure makes all employees eligible for bonuses.
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