Facebook started as a way to connect students on a college campus.
In just 15 years, the social media network evolved into the biggest website in the world.
That doesn’t happen by accident.
It’s taken perseverance, resources, innovations, a couple scandals and money to dominate the world.
Tons of money, specifically, earmarked to buy smaller companies instead of developing new ways to make Facebook more effecient, and possibly, more addictive.
Techwyse designed this handy infographic that chronicles all of Mark Zuckerberg’s big purchases since 2014.
During this wave of extreme growth, Mark Zuckerberg has acquired 72 companies till date. Facebook’s largest acquisition so far has been WhatsApp Messenger, which they purchased for $19 billion in February 2015.
Other notable acquisitions include Instagram ($1 billion in April 2012) and Oculus Virtual Reality ($2 billion in March 2014).
This infographic contains the complete list of companies acquired by Facebook from August 2005 until today.
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