Facebook losses $100 Billion in a Single Day

According to washingtonpost, Facebook’s stock have dropped down by more than $100 billion in just a single day on Thursday July 26. Making it the biggest loss of a company in U.S stock market history.


It was said that due to the Facebook’s increased focus on user privacy, executives warned that revenue growth would slow down resulting in plunging shares. (by 19 % on that same day.)


After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has been focusing on “putting privacy first” which means less spam and less ads which caused investors to panic, especially those companies who’s revenue is strongly depended on ads.


Also according to Forbes – the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has dropped from fourth to seventh on the list of richest people in the world.


Large losses are common in the tech industry. For example on September 22, 2000, Intel has also lost over $90.74 billion. Also earlier that year Microsoft lost over $80 billion on April 3, 2000 also in just a single day. Some companies that had experienced billions of loss in a day are Apple in January 24, 2013, which lost $59.63 billion, Exxon mobil on October 2008 also lost $52.5 billion and General Electric which lost $46.9 Billion on April 11, 2008.



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