Zuckerberg aiming for 5 billion people on Facebook by 2030

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg plans to support 5 billion people on Facebook come 2030 in an effort to connect people around the globe.

Facebook – and Mark Zuckerberg, by extension – have been proven to be nothing if not ambitious, though the latter’s new goal might prove a stretch: Zuckerberg wants to have over 5 billion people on Facebook by 2030.
Presently, there are over 7 billion people on Earth, and the Facebook CEO wants to see the vast majority of those people on the social network in just 14 years time.
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Zuckerberg announced his new goal during Facebook’s 12th anniversary, known on the site as ‘Friends Day’. Presently, Facebook has 1.59 billion users, a figure which is more than double what it stood at just 5 years ago.
“We want to finish connecting everyone, we’re going to do it in partnership with governments and different companies all over the world,” Zuckerberg said in a statement, gesturing to the company’s Aquila drone and in reference to initiatives such as Free Basics.
Facebook has already come under fire for violating net neutrality in India with the advent of such services, but remains focussed in enabling previously unconnected realms to its services.
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