The messiah Mark Zuckerberg is poised to save California and its impending financial ruin. More or less. How so? Facebook will have to pay so very many millions in taxes after the initial public offering, which will go on to pay even more each year when April 15th rolls around. Zuckerberg's company could have to fork over $189 million in taxes after the IPR goes live, or so says PrivCo, which researches private companies. The approaching IPO could value Facebook at $96 billion. "The federal government will be in the money too, collecting an estimated $714 million in federal income taxes from Zuckerberg," reports

"The funds are badly needed as California continues to suffer from budget deficits and could not have come at a better time for the state," exclaims Sam Hamadeh, PrivCo's founder and CEO. Further, a big windfall could come to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars more if and when the insiders cash in on the IPO.

Company shares will start trading on the 17th or 18th of this month. Brace yourselves.