Facebook’s office artist could become a millionaire

By on February 5, 2012
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If the IPO pans out alright.


There is a popular story about a cook who accepted a small lot of shares from a company who couldn’t pay up his salary. This was back in 2004, and the company in question was Google. Needless to say, Google panned out well, and now the cook is probably a pretty rich guy.

Now, it seems history is repeating itself for a graffiti artist. David Choe was invited to the office of Facebook in 2005 to work his magic on the walls of the now social media giant. He was offered a choice between a one time payment in cash, or stock in the company. Choe wisely chose the stock, and now apparently stands to hit a jackpot of $200 million if the IPO filed by the company goes well.

Facebook filed for its IPO earlier this week, and according to analysts the company could be evaluated to be worth at least $100 billion. This will not only make the graffiti artist super-rich, but founder Mark Zukerberg as well, who’s large chunk of the share will net him a cool $75 billion, making him among the richest man in the world.


Filmmaker and film writer. An ironically strange combination. Follow his tweets on @faisalhashmi for his escapades in film.

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