Meta Platforms

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Meta Platforms
FormerlyFacebook, Inc.
Company typePublic company
FoundedOctober 28, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-10-28) in California, United States
Area served
Worldwide (except blocked countries)
Key people
RevenueIncrease US$85.97 billion (2020)
Increase US$32.67 billion (2020)
Increase US$29.15 billion (2020)
Total assetsIncrease US$159.32 billion (2020)
Total equityIncrease US$128.29 billion (2020)
OwnerMark Zuckerberg (controlling shareholder)
Number of employees
60,654 (March 31, 2021)
DivisionsFacebook Reality Labs
SubsidiariesNovi Financial
Footnotes / references

Meta Platforms, Inc., known before 2021 as Facebook, Inc., is an American multinational Internet corporation which owns Facebook. It was owned by Mark Zuckerberg, other founders and the shared ownership given to its employees but it went public on February 1, 2012, and was headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Meta, Inc. started to be publicly negotiated on May 18, 2012.

It owns several social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Threads. It owns Reality Labs, a virtual reality company.

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