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.

Our History

  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016




1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025




17,048 employees as of December 31, 2016




  • 1.23 billion daily active users on average for December 2016
  • 1.15 billion mobile daily active users on average for December 2016
  • 1.86 billion monthly active users as of December 31, 2016
  • 1.74 billion mobile monthly active users as of December 31, 2016
  • Approximately 85.2% 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, Johannesburg, 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

Prineville, Forest City, Luleå, Altoona, Fort Worth, Clonee, Los Lunas, Odense

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 U.S. Treasury Department during the Clinton administration, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.

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

She is the author of the number-one best seller Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and founder of LeanIn.Org, a global community committed to empowering all women to achieve their ambitions. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, SurveyMonkey, Women for Women International, and ONE; is a member of the fund-raising council of the Second Harvest Food Bank; and co-chairs the StandUp for Kids campaign.

Sheryl lives in Menlo Park with her son and daughter.

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

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
  • 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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