Facebook turns 8, Happy Birthday!

Facebook celebrates it's 8th anniversary today. According to people familiar with the matter, Facebook is to mark the event with the filing of an initial public offering, which could value the company at around $100 billion.

Photo: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO
The web investing boom could raise as much as $10 billion and value the social network between $75 billion and $100 billion, says The WSJ. Facebook is about to pick Morgan Stanley, the leading financial services firm to lead the deal, according to people familiar with the matter but spokespeople for Facebook, Morgan Stanley declined to comment.
First launched by Mark Zuckerberg for Harvard University undergrads, the site later opened up to other schools and gathered about 5 million members in just two years. Now, it has more than 800 million users worldwide and this is 40% of all Internet users. It’s expected to reach 1 billion members by August. It’s the number one most-visited site worldwide after Google.
Facebook raised interest among investors since its beginnings, but declined bids from various companies including Yahoo that offer a bid of $1.6 billion. It was very clever, because four years later, the company could be worth nearly 100 times that number.

Founded - February 4, 2004

Company Overview - Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

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Mission - Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.


1 comment:

ByronTaylor said...

Facebook has got great achievement within short time, its very makeable things

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