Facebook hits one Billion Users
Facebook hits one Billion Users as announced by Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg while thanksing everyone for a great job.
Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has officially announced on the company blog that Facebook hits 1 billion active users.
“Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life,” wrote Zuckerberg in a Facebook timeline update on his personal account. “I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too.”
The announcement will also be a welcome distraction for the disastrous Facebook IPO. Facebook is still reeling from the share collapse, which launched at $38 a share in May only to drop steadily to $21 on Wednesday.
As a result Zuckerberg tumbled down the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans as his personal fortune fell by $8.1bn.
According to the Co-founder and Chief Executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, the figure completely humbled him. “As at today, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.”
To celebrate reaching 1 billion, Facebook hired ad agency Wieden and Kennedy; best known for its Nike work to create the 90-second film above.
“If you are reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honour of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is interesting, humbling and by far the most important thing I am proud of in my life,” he added.
He said, “To be able to come into work every day and build things that help a billion people stay connected with the people they care about every month is just unbelievable.”
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