About USD $57 million of Twitter is owned by venture capitalists. Williams raised about USD $22 million in venture capital. Twitter is backed by Union Square Ventures, Digital Garage, Spark Capital, and Bezos Expeditions (led by Jeff Bezos of Amazon). Institutional Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital backed Twitter in 2009, investing an additional USD $35 million.The Industry Standard has pointed to its lack of revenue as limiting its long-term viability. As of January 2009, the service sold no advertising and produced no revenue. It is rumored that Twitter turned down an offer from Facebook to acquire the company for $500 million in Facebook company stock. Twitter has been rumoured to carry a $250 Million dollar value by venture capitalists, according to a CNet report.. On February 13, 2009, Twitter announced on their official blog that they closed a third round of funding in which they secured more than 35 million dollars Can someone please explain to me the value in twitter???? And why these retards all think their web-blog companies provide any real value???