Meta Platforms

Meta Platforms
Meta
Formerly
  • TheFacebook, Inc. (2004)[1][2]
  • Facebook, Inc. (2005–2021)
TypePublic
Industry
FoundedJanuary 4, 2004 (2004-01-04) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Founders
Headquarters1 Hacker Way, ,
U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
RevenueIncrease US$117.929 billion (2021)[3]
Increase US$46.753 billion (2021)[3]
Increase US$39.370 billion (2021)[3]
Total assetsIncrease US$165.987 billion (2021)[3]
Total equityDecrease US$124.879 billion (2021)[3]
OwnerMark Zuckerberg (controlling shareholder)
Number of employees
83,553 (2022)
DivisionsReality Labs
SubsidiariesNovi Financial
Websiteabout.facebook.com
Footnotes / references
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Meta Platforms, Inc.,[13][14] doing business as Meta[15] and formerly named Facebook, Inc., and TheFacebook, Inc.,[16] is an American multinational technology conglomerate based in Menlo Park, California. The company owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, among other products and services.[17] Meta is one of the world's most valuable companies. It is considered one of the Big Five American information technology companies, alongside Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft.

Meta's products and services include Facebook, Messenger, Facebook Watch, and Meta Portal. It has also acquired Oculus, Giphy, Mapillary, Kustomer, Presize[18] and has a 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms.[19] In 2021, the company generated 97.5% of its revenue from the sale of advertising.[20]

In October 2021, the parent company of Facebook changed its name from Facebook, Inc., to Meta Platforms, Inc., to "reflect its focus on building the metaverse".[21] According to Meta, the "metaverse" refers to the integrated environment that links all of the company's products and services.[22][23][24] In September 2022, the company was worth $364.64 billion with shares down 60.02% over the past year due to growing competition from TikTok and Apple's iOS privacy changes.

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