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 couple was stranded for days along with thousands of other U.S. tourists
A Santa Maria woman shares her personal story about her addiction to heroin.
City Council decided to move forward with a private investigation from an unbiased outside investigator to find out what really happened between two city employees.
An exotic plant sale brought in thousands of dollars to Lotusland this weekend.
The volunteers took park in "Coastal Cleanup Day"
Rallies drew crowds across the country and here at home
A teenager is in the hospital in serious condition after a partial cave collapse in the More Mesa area.
The poverty rate in California declined in 2013, but according to a recent statewide study, one in seven Californians live below the poverty line and over a third of these people are children.
Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2014.
The "She is Beautiful" 5k and 10k runs benefiting the Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara, took place this Saturday along the waterfront with the route going into Montecito.
Photography by Oscar Flores
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