Marketing and sales expenses of facebook

Marketing and sales expenses of Facebook 2010-2019

Amounts are in millions.

YearMarketing Expenses in $Mn
2019$ 9,876
2018$ 7,846
2017 $       4,725 
2016 $       3,772 
2015 $       2,725 
2014 $       1,680 
2013 $          997 
2012 $          896 
2011 $          393 
2010 $          167 

Facebook spent $9.9 billion on marketing and sales in 2019 compared to $7.85 billion in 2018.

About Facebook:

 Facebook is one of the leading social media platforms with an active user base that runs in billions. The company was incorporated in Delaware in July, 2004. It has its headquarters at Menlo Park, California. Apart from facebook, the company aslo owns messenger, Instagram, Whatsapp, and Oculus. Substantially all of facebook's revenue comes from advertising. The social media platform of Facebook provides attractive features for building communities and connecting with others as well as advertising and promotions.