In all excitement of Facebook going public in just four days on May 18, the social giant’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg turns 28 – Yes, Zuckerberg turns a year older today – but what he is sitting on – he is sitting on $100 billion pile – as his company “Facebook” going public – in one of the history’s biggest initial public offering. The company starts from a dorm and now having the offices worldwide – a social giant – Yes a biggie giant with having a hold on 901 million users worldwide.
Now, Facebook is finally growing up as a company and tapping the larger public market for funds. The company has set an IPO price of $28 to $35 a share, valuing the company by as much as $96 billion. The company even offering its underwriters lower price but although they does not mind as the IPO is one of the biggest one. When it goes public, Facebook will trade on the Nasdaq under the symbol “FB.”
Something from web-o-sphere for Mark Zuckerbeg, that probably not to miss, better to know what the world thinks and believes for this young CEO, will be worth $25 billion once the company goes public on Friday, it is around $6.4 billion more than what Yahoo’s total capitalization.
Washington Post: “It is a sobering thought,” said Tom Lehrer, “that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.” I always feel some variant of this when Mark Zuckerberg’s birthday rolls around. Mark Zuckerberg is 28 now. Just 28? Sure, in Internet years, that’s 60, but still. It is enough to give you a serious quarterlife crisis. On the one hand, this is good news, because it implies I will live to 96. But even if I make it that long, I still will not be Mark Zuckerberg.
CBS News: What does one get the birthday boy who has everything? Zuckerberg himself, after all, is already among the upper sliver of the 1 percent, with Forbes putting him at No. 35 on its list of the top 400 richest Americans. The IPO alone could catapult him higher up that list, with his stake poised to reach as much as $18.7 billion, give or take a few hundred million, which, in Zuck’s case, really is quite insignificant. That’s birthday present enough if ever there was. Besides, Zuckerberg clearly is not a man with a hankering for material goods. But go with this for a moment: what would make for a fitting present to celebrate?
Time: Today our favorite CEO turns 28. But what do you get the guy who seems to have it all — IPOs, a movie chronicling his life, a website that changed the world? Maybe an upgrade to his wardrobe?
CNET: Mark Zuckerberg’s one-time dorm room project is set to go public, to make history in the IPO record books, and to create a whole lot of instant wealth. And today the social network’s CEO turns 28, an event that presumably will be marked with a flurry of birthday messages on his Facebook page.
Well, a boy-o-boy, this is called as perfect birthday wishes and these are not limited to the above four I mentioned, there are hundreds, thousands more, as Zuckerberg’s is going to be big – actually “bigger” would be the right word.
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