For the colorful and creative David Choe, he was offered cash or stock options as a so-called "adviser" for payment in 2005, Choe chose stock--likely gaining between 0.1% and 0.25% of the company's stock at that point. At IPO this could convert to a value of $200 million.

We're looking at an expected $5 billion IPO. So Parker's 4% stake in a post-IPO company, freshly valued around $85 billion, will convert to $3.4 billion.

Sheryl Sandberg has a 0.1% stake, at a post-IPO $85 billion company that's worth $85 million.

What Chris Hughes will do with his new millions? Hughes has a 1% stake, which translates into $850 million of worth in what could eventually be an $85 billion business.

For Peter Thiel at 3% of a possible $85 billion company he'll be worth $2.55 billion more. That's a quadriggigillion times return on the investment. A googleplex times...a...well, let's just say if you had $500,000 to spend, it probably wouldn't earn you over $2 billion just seven years later.

Nearly half a billion dollars for Reid Hoffman. His $40,000 investment seems to have netted him a 0.5% stake. In a possible $85 billion company that would lead to $425 million in value.

Jeff Rothschild is believed to have an 0.8% stake, which will be worth $680 million after the IPO.

What Li Ka-shing will do with his extra millions? A 0.8% stake in a Facebook worth $85 billion at IPO would equate to $680 million for Ka-shing.

The SEC filing reports Zuckerberg's salary this year is $500,000 plus bonuses. He'll be looking at roughly a cool $24 billion if Facebook is worth $85 billion at IPO.



Techies talk of Zuckerberg's law, which states that every year, the amount of information people willingly share will double. It's rare for a single person—let alone someone so young, at age 27—to be credited with shaping a fundamental condition of our age. But the law isn't just a human urge; it's a response to Facebook's widening, ever-inviting platform. This past year brought more sharing of music and news, and a timeline of users' lives. More important are the leaked documents that indicate how lucrative all that sharing is: Facebook may be more profitable than Amazon, netting almost $1 billion off of more than $3 billion in revenue. Its success in display advertising will only intensify its rivalry with Google. We assign Facebook a few demerits for its habit of overreaching into users' privacy, apologizing, and then only slightly rolling back the offending policy. But then again, Mark Zuckerberg knows we'll all just accept it eventually.

Illustration by Peter Oumanski

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