Facebook recently purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The New York Times, on that same day, had a market capitalizatoin of just over $946 million. How is it possibly that a 2 year old startup with 12 employees could be valued higher than one of the world’s most venerable media companies? In this infographic, we take a look at valuations of iconic companies and brands versus startups.

 

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