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

(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.

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