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.
An extensive investigation is underway to determine the cause of death in a triple fatal rollover accident Monday morning in Santa Barbara.
The 101 southbound through Santa Barbara reopened just before 12:30 Monday afternoon as authorities investigate what they say was a deadly two car DUI accident.
A UCSB student group is boycotting a local business for creating the Deltopia Facebook page, which they said brought in thousands of outsiders to the small college town.
Deadly diseases that were a thing of the past are making a comeback in California.
Benches have been removed in a two block area of State Street between Haley and Ortega Streets in downtown Santa Barbara. The city says they are being cleaned and repaired.
The parents of a young Santa Barbara woman killed in a high profile, DUI case are suing Congresswoman Lois Capps, her former aide Raymond Morua, and the U-S government in federal court.
A new academy at Santa Barbara High School will give students a leg up on a high-tech career.
A homeless couple watching the freeway from their campsite in Santa Barbara this morning, witnessed the triple fatal accident that took the lives of two teens and a young man.
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