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30 Websites That Sold For Millions

30 Nov, 2009 Phil Brand, Money

There’s nothing better to give you a motivational boost than to read stories of people who achieved the same things you are trying to do also.   I stumbled across this article and gave me a confirmation that buying a domain and starting a website is certainly a prosperous avenue to go down if you apply common sense, creativity and good, old fashioned hard work. 

 

Rank Website Acquired By Price Acquisition Date
1 Aquantive Microsoft $6,333,000,000 13-Aug-2007
2 Broadcast Yahoo! $5,700,000,000 1-Apr-1999
3 Geocities Yahoo! $3,600,000,000 28-May-1999
4 Youtube Google $1,650,000,000 9-Oct-2006
5 Marketing Yahoo! Yahoo! $1,630,000,000 14-Jun-2003
6 Bebo AOL $850,000,000 13-Mar-2008
7 Tell Me Microsoft $800,000,000 14-Mar-2007
8 Club Penguin Disney $700,000,000 1-Aug-2007
9 Right Media Yahoo! $680,000,000 29-Apr-2007
10 Real Media 24/7 WPP $649,000,000 17-May-2007
11 Postini Google $625,000,000 16-Nov-2006
12 MySpace News Corp $580,000,000 18-Jul-2005
13 Adult Friend Finder Penthouse Media Group $500,000,000 11-Dec-2007
14 Mezi Media ValueClick $352,000,000 16-Jul-2007
15 Zimbra Yahoo! $350,000,000 17-Sep-2007
16 Business R.H. Donnelley $345,000,000 26-Jul-2007
17 Blue Lithium Yahoo! $300,000,000 4-Sep-2007
18 Audible Amazon $300,000,000 31-Jan-2008
19 Last FM CBS $280,000,000 30-May-2007
20 Tacoda AOL $275,000,000 24-Jul-2007
21 How Stuff Works Discovery $250,000,000 15-Oct-2007
22 Photo Bucket Fox Interactive $250,000,000 30-May-2007
23 Hitwise Experian $240,000,000 19-Apr-2007
24 Sidestep Kayak $200,000,000 20-Dec-2007
25 Fandango Comcast $200,000,000 11-Apr-2007
26 Web Dialogs IBM $161,000,000 22-Aug-2007
27 Havok Intel $110,000,000 14-Sep-2007
28 Ugo Hearst $100,000,000 24-Jul-2007
29 Feedburner Google $100,000,000 23-May-2007
30 iStock Photo Getty Images, Inc. $50,000,000 9-Feb-2006

 

Article from http://gobusiness101.com

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Phil is creative director at PSM Digital but also freelances with web design and SEO in Manchester, UK. He researches and studies online business, along with the latest technological advances and development in design, SEO and social media.

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