The American technology giant Meta Platforms is the owner of the social networking and social media website Facebook. The social networking site, which was established in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard College students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.
As of July 2022, Facebook had 2.93 billion monthly active users and was the third-most visited website globally. It was the mobile app of the 2010s with the highest download volume.
Who Owns Facebook?
Facebook is owned by Meta Platforms which itself is owned by Mark Zuckerberg. Meta Platforms also owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, among other apps and services.
Mark Zuckerberg is the controlling shareholder of Meta Platforms (formerly called Facebook, Inc.). One of the most valuable corporations in the world is Meta. Along with Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft, it is regarded as one of the Big Five American technological giants.
Who founded Facebook?
Facebook was established in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg along with fellow Harvard College students and housemates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.
The website was first started on a few college campuses, but it quickly gained popularity and eventually reached one billion users by 2012. In May 2012, the company went public with Zuckerberg owning majority of the shares. According to Forbes’ Real Time Billionaires, Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $52.8 billion as of September 2022.