When Forbes released its annual list of the world's billionaires on Wednesday, nobody was surprised to find Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had made the cut. 2010 was a good year for the social network that he co-founded as a student back in 2004. Ranked 52 out of a record-setting 1,210 billionaires, Zuckerberg sits between Aliko Dangote, the founder and chief executive of the Dangote Group, which controls most of Nigeria's commodities trade; and Anne Cox Chambers, the primary owner of Cox Enterprises, a privately held media company that controls newspapers, fifteen television stations, 86 radio stations and other businesses around the country.
It was more incredible to see that Facebook had helped push five other individuals onto the list, including co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, who, at 26, is now the youngest billionaire in the world. With more than 600 million active users, Facebook has been valued on the secondary market for up to $70 billion -- and its executives insist that they're just getting started. With each passing week, it seems, Facebook is finding new ways to monetize its audience without pushing them off the site. How many Facebook faces will make the list in 2012?