Facebook Has 845 Million Users, Each Worth $4.39 in Revenue

Facebook had 845 million monthly active users at the end of 2011, it said today when it filed to go public.That’s an increase of 39 percent from 608 million active users at the end of the previous year.
http://allthingsd.com/20120201/facebook-has-845-million-users/Also see:Facebook Files for an I.P.O.
It sure pays to have friends.Facebook, the vast online social network, took its first step toward becoming a publicly traded company on Wednesday as it filed to sell shares on the stock market. The service, hatched in a Harvard dormitory room nearly eight years ago, is on track to be the largest Internet initial public offering ever — trumping Google’s in 2004 or Netscape’s nearly a decade before that.In its filing, Facebook, which has more than 845 million users worldwide, said it was seeking to raise $5 billion, according to a figure used to calculate the registration fee. The company will seek to have the ticker “FB” for its shares, but did not list an exchange.

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