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How Netflix Makes Money

How Netflix Makes Money

There’s a long answer to the question “how does Netflix make money?” And a short one. Actually, since 2011, Netflix has not had any positive cash flow. So, the more important question is not “how does Netflix make money?”, but “how does Netflix NOT make money?” Lets back up and start with some basic information. Netflix was founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Rudolph as a service that allowed users to rent movies on DVD through the internet and have them mailed to their doors.