Since August 2005, Facebook has acquired 68 companies, costing the social media network a total of $US23,124,700,000 - and that's excluding undisclosed payments.
With these moves, Facebook's been able to establish itself as one of the most powerful social media giants in the world, and it has the user count to prove it. As of 2016, just over 10 years after it's inception, Facebook has a total of 1.79 billion users.
The below infographic, created by TechWyse, lists each and every company acquired by Facebook since August 2005.
Some of Facebook's most memorable purchases include its acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion in April 2012, and Whatsapp for $19 billion in 2014 - their largest acquisition yet.
Using the infographic, you'll also be able to see rising trends in the tech industry with Facebook's $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR in March of 2014. In contrast, some of Facebook's earliest purchases include Parakey, an office applications/web OS program in 2007, and ConnectU, a social networking site, which it purchased for $31 million in 2008.
Check out the below infographic to learn more about the companies Facebook has purchased, and determine for yourself which you think were worth the money. Even more, learn about some of the rising and falling trends that have taken place in the tech industry since 2005.
This post originally appeared on Irfan Ahmad's blog.