On, April 28, 2008, Henry Blodget at Silicon Alley Insider gave valuations on 25 private web companies; Yes Facebook is at top of the list but not worth the astounding $50 Billion that it was valued at last year. SAI applied a 25x multiple on Facebook’s 2008 revenue forecast of $350 million. This may be because a Federal Judge told the Winklevoss brothers who filed suit claiming that Mark Zuckerberg stole Facebook from them when they were back at Harvard, that Facebook has actually places a different valuation on its own shares and the twins will have to live with the settlement they reached. This is hurtful new for Microsoft and every other investor that bought into the company at the hyped up $15 Billion valuation.

THE SAI 25: THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE STARTUPS

Rank
Company Valuation

1. Facebook
$9 billion

2. Wikipedia
$7 billion

3. Craigslist
$5 billion

4. Betfair
$5 billion

5. Mozilla Corp
$4 billion

6. Yandex
$3 billion

7. Webkinz
$2 billion

8. LinkedIn $1.3 billion

9. Habbo $1.25 billion

10. Oanda $1.2 billion

11. Linden Lab
$1.1 billion

12. Kayak
$1 billion

13. QlikTech
$850 million

14. Ning
$560 million

15. Slide
$550 million

16. TheLadders
$500 million

17. Stardoll
$450 million

18. Ozon
$450 million

19. Thumbplay
$400 million

20. Glam Media
$400 million

21. Rock You
$325 million

22. Tudou
$300 million

23. Efficient Frontier $275 million

24. Zazzle $250 million

25. Spot Runner $250 million

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