The Big Business Behind Facebook

From its humble beginnings as a student side project in 2004, “The Facebook” as it was then known has since exploded into a mega-corporation, boasting a user base the size of the EU and an estimated value in excess of $20 billion.

The infographic below was designed by Online Phd Programs and charts the history of one the world’s most successful social networks – from its inception in Harvard University in 2004 right up to the end of that decade, where it was raking in the big bucks from gameing & advertising and challenging Google for the title ‘world’s biggest internet company’.

Check out the infographic below for more (click to view the full size version).

facebook infographic