Company Info

Our Mission

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025


9,199 employees as of December 31, 2014


  • 890 million daily active users on average for December 2014
  • 745 million mobile daily active users on average for December 2014
  • 1.39 billion monthly active users as of December 31, 2014
  • 1.19 billion mobile monthly active users as of December 31, 2014
  • Approximately 82.4% of our daily active users are outside the US and Canada


US offices

Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, Miami, New York, Reno, Seattle, Washington D.C.

International offices

Amsterdam, Auckland, Berlin, Brasilia, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Dublin, Gurgaon, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Jakarta, Karlsruhe, Kuala Lumpur, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, Mumbai, New Delhi, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw

Data Centers

Altoona, Forest City, Lulea, and Prineville, with a co-located facility in Ashburn


  • Nov. 18, 2014

    Facebook Groups App introduced.

  • Oct. 23, 2014

    Rooms launched.

  • Oct. 15, 2014

    Safety Check announced.

  • Aug. 26, 2014

    Instagram launches Hyperlapse.

  • Jul. 31, 2014 App announced.

  • Jul. 21, 2014

    Save introduced.

  • Jul. 17, 2014

    Facebook Mentions launched.

  • Jun. 17, 2014

    Slingshot launched

  • Apr. 30, 2014

    Anonymous Login announced at f8.

  • Apr. 17, 2014

    Nearby Friends announced.

  • Jan. 30, 2014

    Paper announced.

  • Jan. 30, 2014

    Facebook Creative Labs announced.

  • Jan. 16, 2014

    Trending announced.

  • Dec. 15, 2013

    Donate launched.

  • Dec. 12, 2013

    Instagram Direct launched.

  • Aug. 20, 2013

    Facebook announces

  • July 21, 2013

    More than 100 million people use Facebook For Every Phone each month.

  • June 20, 2013

    Video on Instagram launched.

  • April 22, 2013

    Facebook announces new data center in Altoona, Iowa.

  • April 12, 2013

    Home launched.

  • Feb 26, 2013

    More than 100 million people use Instagram every month.

  • Jan 15, 2013

    Graph Search Beta launched.

  • Oct 4, 2012

    More than one billion people are active on Facebook.

  • Sept 27, 2012

    Facebook Gifts launched.

  • May 24, 2012

    Facebook Camera launched.

  • May 18, 2012

    Facebook hold its initial public offering.

  • April 9, 2012

    Facebook announces acquisition of Instagram.

  • Dec 19, 2011

    Facebook moves to a new home in Menlo Park, Calif.

  • Dec 7, 2011

    Facebook DC hosts its first Congressional Developer Hackathon.

  • Nov 6, 2011

    Facebook reaches 845 million users.

  • Oct 11, 2011

    Launch of Facebook for iPad.

  • Sep 22, 2011

    Timeline, a way for people to share the story of their life, introduced at f8.

  • Jul 6, 2011

    Launch of video calling.

  • Apr 20, 2011

    President Barack Obama visits Facebook.

  • Apr 15, 2011

    Prineville Data Center opens.

  • Mar 12, 2011

    First official Facebook Hacker Cup.

  • Dec 5, 2010

    Launch of the new profile.

  • Dec. 2010

    Facebook reaches 608 million users.

  • Sept. 2010

    Facebook Hyderabad opens.

  • Oct 6, 2010

    Introduction of new Groups.

  • Aug 18, 2010

    Launch of Facebook Places.

  • Jul 21, 2010

    Launch of Facebook Stories application.

  • Jul 28, 2010

    Launch of Facebook Questions.

  • Jan 21, 2010

    Break ground on our first custom-built data center in Prineville, Oregon.

  • Dec 2009

    Facebook reaches 360 million users.

  • Aug 3, 2009

    Facebook New York opens.

  • Jun 13, 2009

    Launch of Facebook Usernames.

  • May 29, 2009

    Facebook moves to new offices at 1601 South California Ave., Palo Alto.

  • May 16, 2009

    Facebook celebrates its annual Game Day, a day of games and fun for employees.

  • Mar 11, 2009

    New Facebook home page launches.

  • Feb 9, 2009

    Introduction of the Like button.

  • Dec. 2008

    Facebook Dublin opens.

  • Jul 21, 2008

    New Facebook launches.

  • Jul 10, 2008

    Facebook iPhone app launches.

  • Apr 6, 2008

    Launch of Facebook Chat.

  • Mar 3, 2008

    Facebook launches in German.

  • Jan 17, 2008

    Facebook Hackathon ‘08.

  • Jan 5, 2008

    Facebook co-sponsors Presidential Debates with ABC News.

  • Dec 2007

    Facebook reaches 58 million users.

  • Nov 2007

    Launch of self-service Ads platform + Facebook Pages.

  • Oct 2007

    Launch of Facebook Platform for Mobile.

  • Oct 2007

    Facebook London opens.

  • Jun 22, 2007

    Facebook Video launches.

  • May 24, 2007

    Launch of Facebook Platform.

  • May 14, 2007

    Facebook launches Marketplace application for classified listings.

  • Dec. 2006

    Facebook reaches 12 million users.

  • Sept. 26, 2006

    Facebook expands registration so anyone can join.

  • Sep 5, 2006

    Launch of News Feed and Mini-Feed.

  • Aug 2006

    Facebook introduces the first version of the Facebook API.

  • May 2006

    Facebook expands to add work networks.

  • April 2006

    Facebook for Mobile launches.

  • Dec 2005

    Facebook reaches 6 million users.

  • Oct 2005

    Launch of Facebook Photos.

  • Oct 2005

    Facebook begins to add international school networks.

  • Sept 2005

    Facebook expands to add high school networks.

  • Sept 20, 2005 officially drops the "the" and becomes Facebook.

  • May 1, 2005

    Facebook grows to support more than 800 college networks.

  • Dec 2004

    Facebook reaches 1 million users.

  • Sept 2004

    Launch of the Facebook Wall, giving people a place to post messages to their friends.

  • Jun 2004

    Facebook moves to Palo Alto, Calif.

  • Mar 2004

    Facebook expands from Harvard to Stanford, Columbia and Yale.

  • Feb 4, 2004

    Mark Zuckerberg and co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin launch Facebook.

Facebook is defined by our hacker culture - an environment that rewards creative problem solving and rapid decision making. We encourage people to be bold. Our open culture keeps everyone informed and allows people to move around and solve the problems they care about most. We work in small teams and move fast to develop new products, constantly iterating and improving. The phrase “this journey is 1% finished” is posted on our walls, reminding us that we’ve only begun to fulfill our mission to make the world more open and connected.


Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mark is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Facebook, which he founded in 2004. Mark is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He leads the design of Facebook's service and development of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark studied computer science at Harvard University before moving the company to Palo Alto, California.

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer

Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.

Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.

Sheryl is the author of the number-one bestseller Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and founder of LeanIn.Org, a global community supporting women who lean in to their ambitions. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, ONE, V-Day, and the Center for Global Development.

Sheryl lives in Menlo Park with her husband, son, daughter, and two fish.

David Wehner

David Wehner

Chief Financial Officer

Dave is Chief Financial Officer of Facebook, where he leads the finance, facilities and information technology teams. Prior to becoming CFO in June 2014, Dave served as Facebook’s Vice President, Corporate Finance and Business Planning, since he joined Facebook in 2012. From 2010 through 2012, Dave served as Chief Financial Officer of Zynga Inc. Before Zynga, Dave was a Managing Director at Allen & Company, an investment bank focused on media and technology, which he joined in 2001.

Dave holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Georgetown University, and a M.S. in Applied Physics from Stanford University.

Mike Schroepfer

Mike Schroepfer

Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering

Mike is responsible for harnessing the organization’s culture of speed, creativity and exploration to build products, services and infrastructure that support the more than 1 billion people worldwide who use Facebook. Before coming to Facebook, Mike was the Vice President of Engineering at Mozilla Corporation, where he led the global, collaborative, open and participatory product development process behind Mozilla's popular software, such as the Firefox web browser.

Mike was formerly the Chief Technology Officer for Sun Microsystems' data center automation division ("N1") and founder, Chief Architect and Director of Engineering at CenterRun.

Mike holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University.

Chris Cox

Chris Cox

Chief Product Officer

Chris leads Facebook’s Product Management, Design, and Marketing functions globally. He is responsible for the core products and features that shape the social experience for the over 1.2 billion people who use Facebook every month. Chris joined Facebook in 2005 as a software engineer and helped build the first versions of key Facebook features, including News Feed. He then became director of human resources, where he set the tone for Facebook's culture and drove the development of its mission, values and people strategy.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in symbolic systems with a concentration in artificial intelligence from Stanford University.

Board of Directors

  • Mark Zuckerberg Founder, Chairman and CEO, Facebook
  • Marc Andreessen Co-founder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Susan Desmond-Hellmann CEO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Donald E. Graham Chairman and CEO, Graham Holdings Company
  • Reed Hastings Chairman and CEO, Netflix
  • Erskine Bowles President Emeritus, the University of North Carolina
  • Peter Thiel Partner, Founders Fund
  • Sheryl Sandberg COO, Facebook
  • Jan Koum Founder and CEO, WhatsApp

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