Mark Zuckerberg announced in October 2012 that Facebook has now reached 1 billion users.
While it frequently fluctuates, some experts place Facebook's value just over $100 billion. Yahoo! Finance reveals the surprising numbers behind the social media titan's success.
Facebook's net income for 2011 hit $1 billion in 2011, on revenue of $3.7 billion.
86% of net income comes from advertising.
12% of Facebook's revenue comes via Zynga (Farmville).
According to the company's IPO filing, Facebook earned $668 million on revenue of $3.7 billion last year.
Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg owns around 28% of Facebook, pre-IPO.
4. Facebook -- Average monthly wage: $6,084
Zuckerberg spent roughly $800,000 on airplanes in 2011.
Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, invested $500,000 in Facebook in 2004. That investment will now be worth around $2.2 billion.
More than 80% of Facebook users come from outside the United States and Canada. The U.S. lost nearly 6 million users last year.
As of 2010, fifty percent of all Facebook users logged on in a given day. The average user spends nearly an hour on Facebook every day. Every 20 minutes, 10.2 million comments were made on the site.
Lompoc Police Chief Patrick Walsh has been on the job for about a month and now has a third officer who's been criminally charged this year while off-duty.
What was said to be a young Great White shark took two bites on an outrigger canoe Sunday three miles off the Santa Barbara coast. The woman on board was sent into the ocean, but was not harmed.
On the November ballot Measure P is an ordinance prohibiting certain petroleum operations.
Medical examiners in Las Vegas couldn't determine what killed a 27-year-old California woman whose body was found in September in the Nevada desert.
Santa Barbara police are investigating a stabbing in the Mesa area of Santa Barbara.
High Surf Advisory is in effect for the Central Coast through Thursday.
The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the eastside of Santa Barbara.
A woman is behind bars this morning after police say she rear-ended another vehicle while driving drunk.It happened Saturday afternoon when police say 53-year-old San Luis Obispo resident Lisa Davis was driving along Marsh Street.They say her Ford F-150 rear-ended a Subaru Outback stopped at a red light.The victim suffered a minor injury.Officers say Davis was driving under a suspended license from a prior DUI. She also had an active warrant for her arrest for failure to appear on a prior DUI arrest.
Oscar winner Renee Zellweger is barely recognizable in new photos taken at a charity event Monday night. Look back at her career -- and her many looks -- through the years.
Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.
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