Facebook, Inc.

Anyone who is familiar with social media will have heard of and likely used Facebook. Facebook, Inc. is an American multinational technology company and offers products and services in the realms of social networking and information technology. It has a namesake social networking service Facebook, founded in 2004 by current chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard college students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. In 2021, Facebook had amassed 2.9 billion monthly users and the company is considered one of the world's most valuable.

Facebook, Inc. is most known for its information technology products and services, which include social networking service Facebook and its derivatives Facebook Messenger, Facebook Watch, and Facebook Portal. It is also known for having acquired other social networking and communication services such as Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company generates nearly all of its revenue through selling advertisement placements to marketers.

Facebook, Inc. is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. It also has its London headquarters in Fitzrovia, Central London, and offices in Ireland and India to house its online advertising and developer support teams. As of 2021, the company has over 60,000 employees and 16 data centers around the world.

Facebook, Inc. went public in 2012 on the NASDAQ exchange with a share price of US$38. In 2021, it has a market cap of US$926.722 billion. The company is part of ‘FAANG’, an acronym used in finance technology that refers to the stocks of the Big Five companies in the US information technology industry: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google. Facebook trades under the ticker 'FB', and the company's controlling shareholder is its founder Mark Zuckerberg, with main shareholders being Vanguard, Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, and BlackRock.

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Facebook does not currently distribute dividends to shareholders. This is common with technology companies, where excess capital is reinvested into the business to fund growth and expansion objectives.

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