Facebook turns five

Published on: Wed, Feb 11, 2009 , Updated on Thu, Feb 12, 2009
Tags: facebook, facebook birthday, facebook founded, mark zuckerberg, media news
Courtesy: www.huffingtonpost.com - 4th February


Cochin - This is the victory of a student who started a website, to stay in touch with his friends. Facebook, one of the top rated social networking websites celebrated its fifth birthday last week, making billion dollar business throughout the world.

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder, was just 19 when he launched Facebook in 2004. Within 24 hours, he managed to get in touch with more than 1,000 of his Harvard classmates .One month later, half of those on campus had a Facebook profile.

Now the Web site claims more than 150 million users worldwide and Zuckerberg, now 24, is one of the youngest billionaires on the planet -- with an estimated fortune of $1.5 billion – as per the ratings of Forbes magazine.

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