5 mind-blowing facts about Craigslist
Craigslist is an American classified advertisement website. It makes more than $1 billion a year and employs just 50 people. There are plenty of surprising facts connected to Craigslist. Keep on reading to learn more about this site.
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- The founder of Craigslist is Craig Newmark.
- There was only an email distribution list to friends before the site.
- The site works in 70 countries.
#1 Craigslist gets more visitors than Netflix
This fact is surprising because Craigslist has no advertising or marketing. However, the site ranks in the top 20 websites in the US.
#2 Dunbar’s number
Craigslist’s corporate structure is based on Dunbar’s number. It’s a psychology principle suggesting that there’s a cognitive limit to the number of people with whom any person can maintain stable social relationships. That’s why only 50 people work in Craigslist company.
#3 From an old cell phone to a Porsche
Steven Ortiz (17 years old) traded his way from an old cell phone to a Porsche that was worth about $9,000.
#4 The biggest philanthropist in America
Craig Newmark donated $143.8 million to charity in 2018. He donated more than Bill Gates whose company worth 60 times that of Newmark.
#5 Song about the site
Weird Al wrote a song called “Craigslist” in 2009. He sings about buying and selling assorted minutiae on the site. Have you ever listened to this song?
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