If I might point out a few minor factual issues here, being the original developer of Adblock Plus…
Eye/o GmbH owns AdBlock and uBlock
First of all, it’s called eyeo (lower-case and no slash). More importantly, AdBlock and Adblock Plus are different extensions and eyeo owns the latter. Not sure about uBlock, I think they were bought by Betafish who owns AdBlock. Yes, this is complicated…
in 2016 they had 50 million euros in revenue, of which about 50% was profit
That’s news to me, where do you have this number from? I searched a bit but couldn’t find it.
https://www.deutsche-startups.de/2019/05/02/eyeo-zahlencheck-2016/ (German) is quite current and seems to be based of eyeo’s official reporting. This one mentions 36 million in revenue, and indeed roughly half of it as profit. Mind you, I’m not saying that this number is correct - I don’t know the actual number, and this site doesn’t name the source.
Google’s paid “Acceptable Ads” program
It’s not Google’s program, it’s eyeo’s. Google is merely one of many partners, and the article doesn’t say how much of eyeo’s revenue comes from Google. The rules for what ads get allowed are determined by the independent Acceptable Ads Committee.
While I understand the desire to block all ads, particularly given the stated performance issues, there are unfortunately currently no alternatives when it comes to keeping the web sustainable. Acceptable Ads program is a compromise. Without it, ad blockers will make many websites unprofitable, starting with those with a technical audience.