Sixteen noteworthy facts and figures about Facebook

Following its inception in February 2004, Facebook has been continuously evolving into a marketing platform as well as a communication medium, which can be noticed from the recent updates released by the company.

Here are some interesting facts and statistics about Facebook, which include demographics, user activity, revenue, and a host of others. You’ll be fascinated at how much happens on Facebook within 60 seconds, but you’ll understand why SMM companies use this social media platform to their advantage.

  • Facebook was founded on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and some of his Harvard classmates.

  • The first person to invest in Facebook was Venture Capitalist and co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel. He bought a 10.2% stake of the company for $500,000 in June 2004.

  • Facebook has 1.47 billion daily active users as of June 2018.

  • There are about 2.23 billion people worldwide who use Facebook every month as of June 2018.

  • India leads with the most number of Facebook users (270 million), followed by USA (210 million), Brazil (130 million), Indonesia (130 million), and Mexico (85 million).

  • There are 279 million daily active users in Europe, while North America has 185 million people who use Facebook everyday.

  • Facebook is banned in China, Bangladesh, Iran, and North Korea.

  • Facebook is available in more than 140 languages including “pirate” – Aye, you can choose the language option from Facebook’s exhaustive language option drop-down menu.

  • As of June 30, 2018, Facebook has 30,275 employees.

  • For every minute that passes on Facebook, there are over 400 new Facebook users, 317,000 status updates, 54,000 shared links, and 510,000 posted comments.

  • Every month, around 2.5 billion people all over the world use one of Facebook’s family of apps, including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger.

  • In the third quarter of 2018, Facebook’s total advertising revenue amounted to $13.5 billion – an increase from $10.3 billion recorded in the third quarter of 2017.

  • Mobile ad revenue represents 92% of Facebook’s ad revenue with 20% coming from Instagram.

  • Not surprisingly, Facebook leads as the most liked page on the platform as of November 2018 with 213.5 million likes, followed by Samsung (159.7 million likes), and Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo (122.6 million likes).

  • For the most liked politicians in the world, former US President Barack Obama has about 55.1 million likes, followed by the current US President Donald J. Trump (23.4 million).

  • Spanish football teams have the most fans on Facebook with Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona both having 109 million likes and 102.6 million likes, respectively. Manchester United of England follows with 73.3 million likes.


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