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January 29, 2012

The IPO that will define "Technology Companies' and 1000 Millionaires

A $10 billion Facebook offering would rank fourth among IPOs for U.S. companies, behind Visa Inc., General Motors Co. and AT&T Wireless, according to Dealogic. It would rank Facebook as the biggest U.S. Internet offering ever, replacing Google Inc., which raised $1.9 billion in 2004 at a $23 billion valuation.
Facebook has been able to increase its world-wide advertising revenue from $738 million in 2009 to $3.8 billion in 2011, according toAt a $100 billion valuation, Facebook would be worth about the same asMcDonald's Corp. and nearly half of Google.Facebook's IPO valuation is expected to be somewhere between $75 billion and $100 billion. An average US users now spend roughly 16% of their total time online on Facebook. That's an enormous figure.In Q3 2010, the number was around 10% and it shows no sign of slowing down.

Emarketer's recent data reveals Facebook's 2011 revenues – ads, mostly – came in around $4 billion, When the springtime IPO happens, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will become one of the world's wealthiest self-made women. The company will also create 1,000+ millionaires.   Recent reports by CNBR  estimates Facebooks's 2011 revenue was $3.8B, operating profit around $1.5B