CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook's Bumpy Road To $50 Billion

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Facebook is now solidly a $50 billion company, as measured by valuation from investors, thanks to its latest round of funding — $500 million from Goldman Sachs and DST.

Since the social network’s value has been something pundits and investors have wrestled with since its founding, we decided to take a look back at all the valuations Facebook has seen over its six years.

Some of the valuations, like $15 billion from Microsoft, are based on investment in preferred shares. And some low valuations are based on term sheets Facebook rejected. As such, those valuations are useful as a representation of what investors thought Facebook was worth at the time.

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