Facebook IPO: five things we learned | Technology | guardian.co.uk


James Breyer, a Facebook board member and a partner at Accel Partner, Facebook’s largest investors, stands to make a fortune. Accel owns 11.4%. Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook’s co-founder and former chief technology officer, has 7.6%. Yuri Milner, the Russian tycoon behind investor DST Global, will also increase his billions, since DST owns a 5.5% stake.

Peter Thiel, legendary Silicon Valley investor and co-founder of PayPal, owns a 2.5% stake, and since he reportedly paid $500,000 for it in 2004, it’s now potentially worth $2.5bn. Bono’s Elevation Partners has a 1.5% stake. Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has less than 1%, so she may get less than $1bn. But she did earn $300m last year in shares and salary.

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