With more than 900 million active users globally, it’s no surprise that Facebook’s initial public offering became the most highly anticipated deal of this generation. On Thursday, the company priced its IPO at $38, raising $16 billion and making it the biggest Internet-related IPO in history. At $38, the company is valued at a remarkable $104 billion. So, just how historic is Facebook’s IPO compared to other internet-related deals?Click ahead to find out.
By Gennine Kelly and Jesse Bergman
@GKellycnbc and @JBergmancnbcUpdated 4 May 2012