• Wealth and poverty

    True riches would be to create a safe and satisfied community for all South Africans.

  • SABC shenanigans

    SA has already embarked on a slippery slope to autocracy, warns Terry Bell in Inside Labour.

  • Zim tastes people power

    Protests in Zimbabwe are forcing Mugabe to face anti-government sentiment, says Memory Mataranyika.

All data is delayed
Loading...
See More

Facts and figures about Facebook

May 04 2012 09:57
AFP

San Francisco - Facts and figures about Facebook, which priced its initial public offering on Thursday:

  • Facebook has more than 900 million active users. If the company were a country, it would be the third largest in the world after China (population: 1.34 billion) and India (population: 1.17 billion).
  • With 157 million members, the United States has the most Facebook users, followed by India with 45.9 million, Brazil with 45.3 million, Indonesia with 42.4 million and Mexico with 32.9 million. (source: socialbakers.com)
  • Facebook is the most popular social network in every country of the world, with the exceptions of China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and Vietnam. (source: comScore)
  • In April, Facebook announced a billion-dollar deal to buy the startup behind wildly popular smartphone photo sharing application Instagram, its biggest acquisition to date.
  • Facebook has minted four billionaires: Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Sean Parker. The 27-year-old Zuckerberg's net worth was estimated at $17.5bn on the 2011 Forbes list of the wealthiest Americans. Moskovitz had a net worth of $3.5bn but pipped Zuckerberg for the title of world's youngest billionaire, being eight days younger. The Brazilian-born Saverin, who left Facebook early on after a falling-out with Zuckerberg, had a net worth of $2bn. Parker, the Napster co-founder who briefly served as Facebook's president, had a net worth of $2.1bn.
  • Chris Hughes, one of Facebook's four co-founders, served as director of online organising for Barack Obama's successful 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Facebook says it had an average of 526 million daily active users in March 2012, an increase of 41% from a year ago. It had registered 125 billion "friend connections" as of March 31 and 3.2 billion "likes" and comments.
  • More than 300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day and more than 488 million active users access Facebook using mobile devices.
  • "The Social Network," the 2010 film about the origins of Facebook, won four Golden Globes - including for best picture and best director - but flopped at the Oscars, walking away with only awards for best adapted screenplay, original score and film editing.
  • Facebook, which currently employs some 3 500 people, has announced plans to hire "thousands" more over the next year.
facebook

NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

THE SAVINGS ISSUE

Saving can make a lot of things possible, but we all know how hard it is to save. This special Savings Issue will help you get focused.
 

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

Sarb's decision to keep the repo rate unchanged is:

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...