Updated: 100 Dollars – The Market Value Of An Active Facebook User

We had recently calculated the market value of an active Facebook user at 82 Dollars – well, erase that, thats outdated. Goldman and some Russian investors just invested 500 million into Facebook at a 50 Billion Dollar valuation – that brings the value of an active Facebook user to 100 Dollars (assuming that the active user base is around 500 million).

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Jobs to Bezos: You Sell One, I’ll Sell Two!

Based on the latest numbers (and estimates) for iPad and Kindle sales, iPad seems to be outselling the Kindle by a ratio of 2:1. Amazon has sold an estimated 8 Million Kindle units for the whole of 2010, whereas Apple has sold as much in two quarters (until September). Agreed, the Holiday numbers are not out yet, but we doubt if that will change the ratio by much.

Statistics Source: Bloomberg and Google.

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82 Dollars: The Market Value Of An Active Facebook User

One way or the other, Facebook needs to make money off its user base. Based on current valuation of facebook (41 billion USD) and active user numbers (500 million) – Congrats, if you are an active Facebook User, your facebook lifetime is valued at 82 Dollars. Would you sell out?

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One Las Vegas Casino equals 23 Movie Screens

Las vegas raked in gambling revenues of USD 10 billion in the year 2009. This number, is comparable to the total amount spent by the whole of US on movies. Why is this comparison important?

The total number of licensed gambling operations in Las Vegas equals 1701. And the total number of movie screens in the US? 39,233.  Purely from a revenue perspective then, each gambling operation in Las Vegas equals 23 Movie Screens.

Statistics Source: The Economist, NATO Statistics.

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