Facebook’s Accidental Billionaires

12 March 2011 Internet, IT & e-Discovery Blog Blog
Authors: Peter Vogel

Forbes released its annual list of billionaires and 6 were people involved with Facebook including Mark Zuckerberg ($13.5 billion), and Facebook co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Sean Parker. Hardly a surprise rather just a confirmation of the value of Social Media innovation as portrayed in the Social Network movie. Unfortunately for Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss who had to settle for a measly $31 million and now challenging the settlement as they claimed to be the inventors of Facebook. One might wonder where the next billionaire idea will develop and change the direction of Social Media.

Facebook Reaches Top 10 in US Ad Rankings

ComScore recent US Ad Rankings showed that “Facebook was viewed by 153.0 million unique visitors in January, or 72.2% of the overall U.S. Internet audience that month, putting the site in 10th place in ComScore’s Ad Focus survey of U.S. sites and advertising networks. The top spot went to Google Ad Network, with 197.1 million unique visitors, or 93.1% of Americans online.” Facebook was ranked a measly 26th by ComScore in June 2010 so their rise in popularity helps explain why there are 6 billionaires at Facebook!

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