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.
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9,199 employees as of December 31, 2014
Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, Miami, New York, Reno, Seattle, Washington D.C.
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
Altoona, Forest City, Lulea, and Prineville, with a co-located facility in Ashburn
Facebook Groups App introduced.
Safety Check announced.
Instagram launches Hyperlapse.
Internet.org App announced.
Facebook Mentions launched.
Anonymous Login announced at f8.
Nearby Friends announced.
Facebook Creative Labs announced.
Instagram Direct launched.
Facebook announces Internet.org.
More than 100 million people use Facebook For Every Phone each month.
Video on Instagram launched.
Facebook announces new data center in Altoona, Iowa.
More than 100 million people use Instagram every month.
Graph Search Beta launched.
More than one billion people are active on Facebook.
Facebook Gifts launched.
Facebook Camera launched.
Facebook hold its initial public offering.
Facebook announces acquisition of Instagram.
Facebook moves to a new home in Menlo Park, Calif.
Facebook DC hosts its first Congressional Developer Hackathon.
Facebook reaches 845 million users.
Launch of Facebook for iPad.
Timeline, a way for people to share the story of their life, introduced at f8.
Launch of video calling.
President Barack Obama visits Facebook.
Prineville Data Center opens.
First official Facebook Hacker Cup.
Launch of the new profile.
Facebook reaches 608 million users.
Facebook Hyderabad opens.
Introduction of new Groups.
Launch of Facebook Places.
Launch of Facebook Stories application.
Launch of Facebook Questions.
Break ground on our first custom-built data center in Prineville, Oregon.
Facebook reaches 360 million users.
Facebook New York opens.
Launch of Facebook Usernames.
Facebook moves to new offices at 1601 South California Ave., Palo Alto.
Facebook celebrates its annual Game Day, a day of games and fun for employees.
New Facebook home page launches.
Introduction of the Like button.
Facebook Dublin opens.
New Facebook launches.
Facebook iPhone app launches.
Launch of Facebook Chat.
Facebook launches in German.
Facebook Hackathon ‘08.
Facebook co-sponsors Presidential Debates with ABC News.
Facebook reaches 58 million users.
Launch of self-service Ads platform + Facebook Pages.
Launch of Facebook Platform for Mobile.
Facebook London opens.
Facebook Video launches.
Launch of Facebook Platform.
Facebook launches Marketplace application for classified listings.
Facebook reaches 12 million users.
Facebook expands registration so anyone can join.
Launch of News Feed and Mini-Feed.
Facebook introduces the first version of the Facebook API.
Facebook expands to add work networks.
Facebook for Mobile launches.
Facebook reaches 6 million users.
Launch of Facebook Photos.
Facebook begins to add international school networks.
Facebook expands to add high school networks.
thefacebook.com officially drops the "the" and becomes Facebook.
Facebook grows to support more than 800 college networks.
Facebook reaches 1 million users.
Launch of the Facebook Wall, giving people a place to post messages to their friends.
Facebook moves to Palo Alto, Calif.
Facebook expands from Harvard to Stanford, Columbia and Yale.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.