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18 May, 2012

Facebook’s IPO: Who Got Rich

Facebook’s IPO: Who Got Rich
19/05/2012 by Todd Wasserman on Mashable

Mark Zuckerberg
Zuck, who owns 503.6 million shares, is now worth $19.14 billion, though his personal fortune surpassed the $20 billion mark several times.

Accel Partners/Jim Breyer
Breyer and Accel got a total of $7.7 billion, a nice payout, considering Accel only invested $12.2 million in Facebook in 2005, according to reports.
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Peter Thiel
Thiel's stake is now valued at $1.7 billion. A PayPal co-founder, Thiel was an early investor.
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Yuri Milner
Milner's firm DST Global Limited got $1.7 billion in cash in Friday's IPO and a paper value of $3.3 billion.
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Sheryl Sandberg
Sandberg didn't sell any shares Friday. She has a paper value of $72.2 million.
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Sean Parker
Parker also didn't sell any shares on Friday. His paper value of Facebook shares is now about $2.65 billion.

Eduardo Saverin
The estranged Facebook co-founder has an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion. He will also save about $67 million in taxes by renouncing his U.S. citizenship, according to estimates.

Greylock Partners
Greylock owns 1.5% of Facebook, a stake now worth bout $1.6 billion.
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No one knows what Bono will make from the IPO, but Elevation Partners, his investment firm, made about $1.5 billion.

David Choe
Choe, a graffiti artist who painted the walls of Facebook's first offices in Palo Alto, Calif., was paid in 3.77 million shares of the company,which are now worth $144.2 million.
OK, so Facebook’s IPO may have seemed like a lot of sound and fury for 23 cents, but there will still doubtlessly be some celebrating in Menlo Park Friday night.

That’s because a lot of Facebookers got fabulously rich on Friday. True, it probably would have been an even more festive occasion if the stock had hit the $54 that Twitter had predicted, but Facebook’s measly gain on its first day of trading was still worth $115.7 million to Mark Zuckerberg.

Here’s why Zuck and some other big Facebook investors still have cause to pop the Champagne.

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Source: Mashable

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