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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook filed on Wednesday to raise a targeted $5 billion in a hotly anticipated initial public offering, setting the stage for Silicon Valley's biggest-ever IPO. Here are some key facts about the company:

Founded: 2004

Original name: thefacebook.com

Headquarters: Menlo Park

Employees: 3,200 as of December 31, 2011

Revenue: $3.71 billion in 2011

Founder and CEO: Mark Zuckerberg

Earliest investors: PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel invested $500,000 in 2004, followed by Accel Partners, which invested $12.7 million in 2005

Biggest stakeholder: Mark Zuckerberg, who holds a 56.9 pre-IPO voting stake Other top stakeholders: Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, DigitalSky Technologies; entrepreneurs Reid Hoffman, Mark Pincus, Sean Parker   Continued...

 
<p>An employee writes a note on the message board at the new headquarters of Facebook in Menlo Park, California January 11, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>