Facebook will officially begin trading at $38 per share on Friday morning in what will be the biggest IPO ever from an internet company.After months of speculation, and a week of last minute adjustments from Facebook, Friday’s listing on the NASDAQ index will raise $16 billion for Mark Zuckerberg’s company.

aeadFacebook Like 470 75The CEO himself, who founded the company in his Harvard dorm, is expected to become an instant billionaire, selling over 30m shares to net over $1.1bn.The $38 shares, which will be available to buy to the public, will see the company valued at a staggering $104 billion overall, with $81 market capitalisation.Dwarfing GoogleThe $16 billion-valued IPO dwarfs the previous mark achieved by an internet company. Google hit the stock market in 2004 in the years following the dotcom bust, and raised $1.67bn.Facebook’s offering, however, is in a completely different stratosphere.

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