Let’s start at the top with Mark Zuckerberg. The 27-year-old founder commands 533.8 million shares, or 28.4 percent, according to the SEC filing. Zuck’s stake is worth about $28.4 billion. As Bloomberg noted, that would make Zuck richer than Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who are each worth more than $15 billion based on their Google stock.
3Graffiti Artist Strikes it Rich
David Choe, hired by Facebook to paint wall murals in 2005, chose stock as compensation. Choe’s shares are worth $200 million. This recalls Google’s masseuse, Bonnie Brown, whose options were worth millions after the company went public in 2004.
4The Social Whale Buys a Beluga
Facebook spent $68 million in cash and stock on acquisitions, such as Beluga, Snaptu and Gowalla last year. Google spent $1.9 billion in cash and stock on 79 companies in 2011. Experts expect Facebook could buy some big companies, such as Netflix, with its new public position.
6How Much Data?!
8I Like You a Lot
10Servers and More Servers
Facebook spent $606 million for servers, network equipment, storage infrastructure and building the data centers to house them in. Is that all? Indeed, Facebook expects to triple that spend to $1.8 billion this year.