Everyone knows that Facebook’s IPO will make CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg rich(er).
But he’s not the only one.
The New York Times reports that in addition to its famous founder, the $5 billion offering—which is expected to value the company at $75 to $100 billion—will be making quite a few millionaires among its ranks. Here are some of the most surprising.
1. The Artist
David Choe, the graffiti artist who painted the first Facebook headquarters, was paid in stock options … which should now earn him about $200 million. Lesson: Get paid in options, not beer. (Money falls somewhere in between.)
We have a soft spot for Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who is poised to become one of Silicon Valley’s few female billionaires. Maybe our fandom started with her amazing TED talk on why we have too few women leaders, and maybe it’s because she is arguably one of the most successful businesswomen in the world.
3. The Russians
Doesn’t it sound so James Bond? Actually, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, who runs investment firm DST Global, bought a 7% stake of the company over the past few years and stands to increase his wealth. Good thing this isn’t a Fleming novel, or Bond might have to go steal it back.
4. The Dentist
Zuckerberg’s father, a dentist in New York, owns two million shares of the company thanks to “funds provided for our initial working capital.” Every parent should be so lucky.
5. The Roommate
And by roommate, we mean co-founder. Dustin Moskovitz, Zuckerberg’s Harvard roommate (and fellow dropout) holds 133.8 million shares of the profitable company.
6. The Dog
Ok, no, we’re kidding about this one. We just couldn’t resist an opportunity to share Beast’s fuzzy white picture!
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