The question that needs to be asked again: Is Facebook really worth 12-digits?

Facebook Dollar

$100,000,000,000. A one followed by 11 zeroes. Has social networking truly become so lucrative that Facebook’s intention of launching their initial public offering on May 17th will yield a company that can raise $10 billion against such a lofty valuation?

It’s a question that was being asked when Facebook was worth 1/3rd of where it is now. The question will be asked until it fails or clearly succeeds. What do you think? Is Facebook really worth that much?

Written by Lorie Wimble

Lorie is the "Liberal Voice" of Conservative Haven, a political blog, and has 2 astounding children. Find her on Google+ and Twitter.
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#1
Anonymous
April 19th, 2012 at 9:53 am

The dollar amount on your image, and the dollar amount in your post don’t match.

 
 
#2
Nathan123
April 20th, 2012 at 4:01 am

the amount on the image is 1 Trilliion Dollars, the amount on the 1st sentence on your post is 100 Billion dollars, and the amount on the later part of the sentence is 10 Billion dollars. WHICH IS WHICH? i think you are CONFUSED. 

 
 
#3
Doug Crozier
April 20th, 2012 at 10:17 am

 The $100B and $10B numbers could be valid, at least.  If the IPO raises $10B, then that would value the entire company at $100B as 10% of the company will then be held publicly.

The $1,000,000,000 number on the image would be wrong, but of course there’s no “United States of Australia” either …

 
 
#4
Anonymous
April 20th, 2012 at 5:45 am

I think you are the one who is confused… see that “GOATSE RESERVE NOTE”?

Trolled!!!!1

 
 
#5
SEO Peace
April 20th, 2012 at 6:00 am

Really confused by the way it is a nice question to ask.

 
 
#6
Michael Mitchell
April 20th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I believe the information is worth quite a bit but no where near what people/investors think its worth.  Anyone remember yahoo and its mega worth but when was the last time someone used it.  The same thing has begun with facebook.  Most of the people I knew on facebook dont ever check it or post any more and the rest dont care to join.  It was a great way to reconnect with people from long ago but quickly gets old.  Now that employers are using the system to background check individuals everyone its dying off two fold.

 
 
#7
christina thomas
April 21st, 2012 at 2:11 am

Hasn’t anything been always worth what people are willing to pay?  The real question should probably be if Facebook can maintain this assessment of its worth for as long as other things that might have more of what we think of historically as intrinsic value.  what are the chances Facebook could ever be worth as much as it is now; or does it face only an ever-dwindling future…

 

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