With Facebook having opened their IPO last week it would take a few lottery jackpot wins to actually buy Facebook. But how about simply buying some shares in Facebook instead?
On Friday the 18th of May 2012, Facebook made their shares available to the public. Not only did the Facebook share sale create hundreds of millionaires, in fact even a few billionaires, it most certainly made Mark Zuckerberg one of the richest men on the planet.
From the start these shares were set to be high with its starting price of $38. The demand was shown straight away as the price went instantly up by 10% to $42, and then dropping back to just over $40.
It’s not surprisingly the demand was high. The company has been valued at $104 billion. That’s more than Amazon.com!
Like Winning The Lottery
It’s hard to get your head around $104 billion. Let’s say you won the biggest MegaMillions jackpot ever recorded in history. In case you forgot, it was $656 million to be exact. Now you just need to double that and you will have Mark Zuckerberg’s jackpot. That doesn’t sound too bad, does it?
Of course it takes a lot more work to create a large multinational corporation from scratch than to match 6 numbers on a lottery. Sure the odds of success might be just as tough but a Powerball jackpot is an overnight success and a lot less stressful.
Hedge Your Bets
For all the hype, Facebook is not the only company worth investing in.
Here are a few brands to consider investing in when you win the US $110,000,000 Powerball jackpot on Wednesday (note, brand value is not the same as the total share value of a company):
• Apple: Brand value $153,285 Million
• Google: Brand value $111,498 Million
• IBM: Brand value $100,849 Million
• McDonalds: Brand value $81,061 Million
• Microsoft: Brand value $78,243
• Coca Cola: Brand value $73,752
And the list could go on...
With a jackpot win, the sky is the limit for investments. If you haven’t thought about investing a part of your jackpot, why don’t you take a look at some of Warren Buffett’s investment advice. His investment success has created immense wealth for himself and others plus it allowed him the opportunity to give billions of Dollars to charity.
The first step before investing your lottery winnings is to invest in a lottery ticket! Make your investment today and count your millions tomorrow!
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