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.
Shia LeBeouf appeared in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning over charges stemming from a June incident at a Broadway performance of "Cabaret."
Music Academy of the West and Old Spanish Days are celebrating Marilyn Horne as "Honorary La Diva of Old Spanish Days."
The website "Conde Nast Traveler" has ranked Santa Barbara the sixth best small city in America.
The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are in town. Dressed in their iconic Cowboy's uniforms the ladies put on a camp for the youth of Oxnard on Wednesday.
An innovative way to capture a natural gas leak has apparently run its course off the Goleta coast.
Santa Barbara County is staking a claim to solar power energy on the Central Coast.
An associate professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara pleaded "no contest" to three misdemeanor charges against her.
Viva La Fiesta! Send us your Fiesta photos for your chance to win a gift certificate to Samy’s Camera – Santa Barbara.
It's National Hot Dog Day! See if your favorites made the list of the top 10 hot dog toppings.
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