Facebook has grown to a trillion dollars
Facebook has grown to a trillion dollars

Facebook's market cap closed for the first time at more than $1,000 billion. According to data from Yahoo Finance, the company's market capitalization is currently $1.08 trillion.

The most important parts are the Facebook platform itself and Messenger as well as Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus.

This social media company is the fifth American company to achieve this feat. So he turned to Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Alphabet.

After a positive court ruling dismissed an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the State Attorney's Association, the company's share price closed 4.2% at $355.64.

The judge said the FTC did not defend enough facts to establish the company's monopoly on the NHP market.

And on the list of US technology companies whose valuation has crossed the trillion dollar mark. Facebook is the only company founded in the 2000s, which makes it more objective.

Almost all of the company's income comes from personalized ads served to users of the Facebook and Instagram social networks.

The company also has a thriving hardware business making products like video calling devices, Oculus virtual reality glasses, and smart glasses, which are expected to hit the market in 2021.

Facebook is booming

The company went public in May 2012 and started with a market capitalization of $104 billion.

After reporting disappointing full-year sales and user numbers in the second quarter, the company suffered a 19% decline in 2018.

There have been a number of scandals this year, including data breaches and fake news.

Most notably the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the data company that inappropriately accessed the data of 87 million Facebook users during the 2016 presidential election and used it to target Donald Trump's ads.

Despite the scandal, Facebook managed to restore and expand its user base and steadily increase its average revenue per user. Since July 27, 2018, the stock price is now up more than 90%.

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