Zuck celebrates 2nd IPO-versary

Gabriella Griffith
IT’S BEEN a big week for Mark Zuckerberg. He turned the big 3-0 on Wednesday (sadly we don’t know what the billionaire did to celebrate, we can but imagine) and he could today be celebrating the second year anniversary of Facebook’s initial public offering.

On Friday 18 May 2012 Zuck brought his baby to market and aside from the fact that it suffered a somewhat wobbly start, two action-packed years have followed on from the flotation...


October 2012: FB passes the one billion users mark
September 2012: FB finalises $1bn purchase of Instagram
September 2012: FB shares reach low of $18, from $32 at float.
July 2013: Share price rises to float level again
April 2013: FB launches its own phone
September 2013: FB $3bn offer rebuffed by Snapchat
December 2013: FB is UK’s most searched for term
February 2014: FB buys Whatsapp for $19bn
March 2014: FB buys Oculus Rift for $2bn