If the movie The Social Network didn’t fill your need of Facebook tales and folklore, then I recommend that you visit Who Owns Facebook?
We all know that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the key player and moneymaker of the social networking platform. The Winklevoss twins garnered a hefty settlement after alleging that Zuckerberg stole their idea while studying together at Harvard.
Do you wonder who the other players are? There are quite a few owners 27 more if you don’t count Zuckerberg and Winklevoss twins. Who Owns Facebook? is a website that lists of all Facebook shareholders and the value of their stake in the company with accompanying photos to complement their stories.
Scrolling down and reading the stories and viewing the photos is interesting. Most of the owners look as if they are barely out of college. After viewing the enemies, the angels, the former employees, the venture capitalists and and corporate investors, one thing that I did notice is that not one single woman stands out on list as a shareholder. Interesting to see, especially considering that over half the Facebook population is female.
In case some of you are not privy to the lingo in financing a startup company, some of the shareholders are listed as angel investor. An angel investor is similar to a business investor. It’s a person who invests private capital in a startup company, especially in exchange for equity in the company.
Mark Zuckerberg (CEO, co-founder)
Value: $20.4 billion
Dustin Moskovitz (co-founder, former employee, Harvard roommate)
Value: $5.1 billion
Eduardo Saverin (co-founder, former employee, Harvard classmate)
Value: $4.25 billion
Sean Parker (early advisor, first company president)
Value: $3.4 billion
Peter Thiel (angel investor)
Value: $2.55 billion
Microsoft (corporate investor)
Value: $1.36 billion
We know who owns Facebook. Does it change our lives? What can we do with this information? Leave an answer in the comments.