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Facebook Valued At $50bn

Following Facebook’s confirmation that it has raised $1.5bn from investors, the world’s most popular social networking site is now valued at around $50bn. The investments, which makes Facebook worth more than both eBay and Time Warner, came from Goldman Sachs and Russia’s Digital Sky Technologies who contributed $1bn and $500m respectively. This result is a major boost for an organisation which many feared would be unable to turn its popularity into a strong and competitive business that can stand the likes of Google. Today, Facebook continues to perform excellently and has now established itself as a major challenger to Google on the Web.

The deal which originally surfaced earlier this month, could prepare the way for the organisations initial public offering (IPO) with Facebook expected to pass 500 shareholders at some point this year. If or When that happens, the organisation plans to filing public financial reports by the end of April 2012.

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Would you consider investing in Facebook if or when it decides to go ‘public’ by 2012?

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Computer Smart Phone Technology

    January 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I think it is right to invest in Fcebook and it as continue to grow from time to time. i am looking forward for the IPO…

    • Site Launch System Bonus

      January 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      I use FB for advertising, there are so many people that we can reach out to on their, and you can drill down to your exact target demographic

      • Admin

        February 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm

        Actually, I could even go further and say Facebook advertising has actually been underrated by many although I believe that won’t be for long with more positive reviews like yours.

  2. Blogging Tips

    January 25, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I will surely invest in FB! 🙂

  3. silpada

    January 26, 2011 at 2:29 am

    These days face book is a good online profitable industry.

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    January 27, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Awesome! Facebook is not only the most popular social networking site but at the same time it is now a good online profitable site. Thanks for sharing this post.

  5. Wholesale Suppliers

    January 27, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Investing in Facebook surely a great deal but the fact is Facebook is now being mean. Facebook is planning to share more personal user information with companies.

  6. John

    January 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Wow, I’m just shocked that Facebook is worth more than both eBay and Time Warner. That definitely came out of nowhere if you ask me because it wasn’t too long ago when Facebook wasn’t that popular.

    Facebook can definitely stand the likes of Google now, and when it goes public in April 2012 they are going to keep getting bigger. It looks like Facebook is heading in the right direction. I would definitely invest in Facebook when it does decide to go public.

  7. phi

    January 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I used to think that FB was massively overvalued until I started looking more deeply at what they’re doing. Through applications of social theory, they are combining all the things that are important to people through one central space. They really should call if lifebook. I hear they are developing several FB phones that will push the limits of personalization.

  8. Sport Extra

    January 30, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Facebook is going to be a very profitable venture for the investor.

  9. Los Angeles Web Design

    January 31, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I probably would have to see when the time comes. 2012 can be a completely different market. You just never know. But I must admit that facebook it doing extremely well as of now.

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