Guess How Much Facebook Makes Off You?

A little less than 5 bucks, according to their latest earnings

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 24, 2012 9:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ever wonder how much money you're worth to Facebook? Earlier we reported that the social network supreme had a really lousy quarter, but Tech Crunch dug deeper into the numbers and did this interesting bit of math: Facebook reported having 901 million users and $1.058 billion in revenue. So if it maintains that rate over a full year, it would make an average of $4.69 to $4.81 on each user each year.

How is it making that money? Mostly, as you would expect, through advertising, which brought in $872 million. But payments and Facebook Credits are becoming an increasingly large slice of the pie, generating $186 million, compared to just $94 million over the same period last year.

This Dec. 13, 2011 file photo, shows of worker inside Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
This Dec. 13, 2011 file photo, shows of worker inside Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
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