These 10 companies tried to buy Facebook

These 10 companies tried to buy Facebook

Friendster also tried to buy Facebook
In June 2004, an unnamed financier offered $10 million
In the summer of 2004, Google came knocking
In March 2005, Viacom plopped $75 million on the table
MySpace too wanted to buy Facebook
MySpace’s new parent company News Corp wanted Facebook too
Viacom came back in 2005
NBC met with Facebook in 2005
Desperate, Viacom came back one last time in 2006
Yahoo came knocking in 2006
AOL also took a hard look at Facebook in 2006
Yahoo came back in 2006 too
Tim Armstrong convinced Google’s board to let him bid for Facebook in 2007
Microsoft CEO wanted Facebook too
Facebook did not field acquisition offers after that

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