Facebook's founder and visionary, Mark Zuckerberg, celebrated the Facebook's 20th anniversary on February 4th, commemorating 20 years since its launch in 2004. Facebook has become a global phenomenon and continues to be the major global hub for communication and connection.
In an emotional Instagram post, Zuckerberg considered the journey and shared a montage video that captured significant occasions over the previous 20 years."'"
The clip opens to the melancholic sound of Aerosmith's "Dream On." "I have a feeling this is going to go by really fast," the speaker says. The video offers a nostalgic trip through Facebook's history, featuring early photos with early partners like Eduardo Saverin and times with his wife, Priscilla Chan, and former Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg.
But the celebration also takes a closer look at the tumultuous periods in Facebook's past. The discord between Zuckerberg and Saverin, emphasized in the 2010 motion picture "The Social Network," brought to light the intricacies of both friendship and entrepreneurship. As a result of disagreements over Zuckerberg's choices about share distribution and fund management, legal issues surfaced. Facebook continues to have an indisputable impact despite obstacles. With more than 3 billion monthly users in 2023, it demonstrated a stable growth trend under Zuckerberg's direction.
With a fitting caption from Zuckerberg, "20 years in. "Still at it," the phrase conveys a never-ending dedication to advancement and creativity. Facebook's parent company, Meta, is leading the way in this endeavor, and the digital giant is indicating that the best is yet to come by hinting at a bright future. In the meantime, Meta is seeing a spectacular comeback after a difficult time, with notable gains in profit and sales growth brought about by calculated cost-cutting initiatives.
According to earlier reports, the company's stock hit a record high, rising by about 20% when Meta's quarterly earnings above Wall Street forecasts. Consequently, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder, saw a remarkable $27.1 billion rise in his net worth. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, he has surpassed Bill Gates to become the fourth wealthiest person, with a current valuation of $169.5 billion.