Facebook reaches 1B visitors in single day for first time

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook announces that one billion people have used Facebook in single day for first time

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hails Facebook's one billion visitors in a single day.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook page that “one in seven people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family.”

"We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.”

The 31-year-old tech mogul said that Facebook reached a new milestone on Monday, connecting one billion people in a single day and thanked his users for their commitment to the network on his Facebook page.

“This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world.”

"Thank you for being part of our community and for everything you've done to help us reach this milestone. I’m looking forward to seeing what we accomplish together."

The social media powerhouse has about 968 million daily active users, according to the company’s second-quarter earnings in July and nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month.

Facebook was founded by Zuckerberg and his Harvard College roommates Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Andrew McCollum in February 2004.

It once was only available to college students but has grown its user base over the last decade.

In October 2012, the social network hit the 1 billion user milestone.

Zuckerberg is now the 10th wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of $39.4 billion.

TRTWorld and agencies