Facebook IPO – an annotated graphic

In the run-up to Facebook’s public offering, all kinds of facts and figures are flying around. This graphic serves to illustrate who owns what when it comes to the social chit-chat behemoth.

As for its anticipated final valuation… $100 billion? Seriously? Far be it from us to be so cynical, but we can’t help feeling that this valuation has been applied by people slathering at the mouth at the prospect of  being made extremely wealthy by Facebook’s flotation. Honestly, it’s hard to escape the notion that people make this stuff up as they go along. What is the point of Facebook? If you can genuinely answer that in a compelling sentence of 100 words or less, I’ll eat my computer.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Who owns Facebook?
Who owns Facebook?

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