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Facebook reveals truly astounding numbers

Last updated on: January 31, 2013 20:24 IST

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Facebook reported its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, beating Wall Street expectations for profits and revenues. It also reported truly astounding user numbers.

Let's take a look at some of the numbers released by Facebook.

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Monthly active users

Asia (fourth quarter, 2012): 298 million

Europe (fourth quarter, 2012): 261 million

United States and Canada (fourth quarter, 2012): 193 million

Rest of the world (fourth quarter, 2012): 304 million

Total users (fourth quarter, 2012): 1,056 million

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Daily active users

Asia (fourth quarter, 2012): 153 million

Europe (fourth quarter, 2012): 169 million

United States and Canada (fourth quarter, 2012): 135 million

Rest of the world (fourth quarter, 2012): 161 million

Total users (fourth quarter, 2012): 618 million

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Mobile monthly active users

Worldwide users (fourth quarter, 2012): 680 million

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Mobile only monthly active users

Worldwide users (fourth quarter, 2012): 157 million

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Revenue

Advertising (2012): $4,279 million

Payment and other fees (2012): $810 million

Total revenue (2012): $5,089 million

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Revenue by user geography

United States and Canada (2012): $2,532 million

Europe (2012): $1,455 million

Asia (2012): $605 million

Rest of the world (2012): 497 million

Total revenue (2012): $5,089 million

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Advertising revenue by user geography

United States and Canada (2012): $631 million

Europe (2012): $374 million

Asia (2012): $168 million

Rest of the world (2012): $154 million

Total revenue (2012): $1,329 million

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Payment and other revenue by user geography

United States and Canada (2012): $149 million

Europe (2012): $66 million

Asia (2012): $30 million

Rest of the world (2012): $11 million

Total revenue (2012): $256 million

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Advertising revenue per user

United States and Canada (2012): $13.58 million

Europe (2012): $5.91 million

Asia (2012): $2.35 million

Rest of the world (2012): $1.84 million

Total revenue (2012): $5.32 million

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Employees

Period-end headcount

Worldwide (2009): 1,218

Worldwide (2010): 2.127

Worldwide (2011): 3,200

Worldwide (2012): 4,619


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