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.
The Santa Maria Police Department blocked two roads near the Courthouse as a safety precaution Monday morning.
It's a challenge that has gone viral. It's known as "The Cold Water Challenge," but could this latest trend be harmful to your health?
A photographer and former extreme water sports junkie, once strangers have now become friends and teammates. Both share the love for the Central Coast, and they are using that passion to help raise money for a good cause.
Daniel Perez died in a wrong-way freeway crash hours after attending his first day of school during what would have been his Junior Year at San Marcos High School.
A small Mercedes Benz sedan ended up at the front doors of the Lazy Acres Market in Santa Barbara today, when a driver lost control.
Heading into Labor Day weekend, Martin Irabien remembers being at the Broadway department store as an assistant manager until it shut down.
Classmates took part in a memorial at La Colina Junior High after school Friday.
UPDATE: A student at San Marcos High School was killed in a Wednesday night head-on accident that snarled northbound Highway 101 traffic much of Thursday morning.
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
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