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Facebook IPO: The Facts and Figures Behind One Of The Largest Offerings Ever

Posted: 01/17/2012 11:46 am

How much are your Facebook friends worth? It's difficult to put a price tag on friendships -- but we might soon find out what Wall Street thinks.

Signs point to Facebook going public in May of this year, and analysts are already projecting that the social network will value itself at a whopping $100 billion. With 500 million daily users, the math works out to $200 for each person! Maybe all that time you spent using Facebook in the library instead of studying wasn't a waste of time after all?

Check out the facts and figures behind Facebook's much-anticipated IPO:

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IPO from left to right: Bankrate, LinkedIn, Groupon, Google, Facebook. As you can see, Facebook's IPO is projected to be six times more than Google's IPO.
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