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5 Facebook Futures

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by Geoff Livingston 4 Comments

Facebook Jumps the Shark

The recent Facebook IPO filing and its expected $100 billion valuation dominated recent headlines. Much of the speculation was about profitability, and how the new public structure will change the company. Since my Mom is a nationally renowned astrologer (Jacqueline Bigar), I decided to pick up the IPO crystal ball and offer five Facebook futures. Here we go:

1) The Rise of Sheryl Sandberg

Want to know who the real CEO of Facebook is? Look no further than the IPO filing. Facebook pays Sheryl Sandberg a whopping $31 million. Certainly a high fee, but given her role in developing the company into a profit maker it’s no surprise. It’s also the salary of a large public company’s CEO.

As profit expectations grow (see next prediction), expect Zuckerberg to take a back seat over the next few years, graduating to chairman. In his wake Sandberg will become the leading lady of Facebook owning the role that already matches her compensation.

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