Zuckerberg owns nearly a third of Facebook: US regulators

Feb 14, 2013
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at an event at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on January 15, 2012. Zuckerberg's stake in Facebook has climbed to nearly 30 percent since the leading social network made its dismal stock market debut, according to a filing Wednesday with US regulators.

Mark Zuckerberg's stake in Facebook has climbed to nearly 30 percent since the leading social network made its dismal stock market debut, according to a filing Wednesday with US regulators.

Zuckerberg owns 632.65 million Facebook shares as compared with the slightly more than 500 million he held in September when the stock's sagging price prompted a promise he would not sell any for at least a year.

Zuckerberg sold about 30 million shares when the Menlo Park, California-based social network made its stock market debut in May at an opening price of $38.

Shares slid to a low of $17.55 in September but have regained ground, trading at $28.04 at the close of trading on the Nasdaq exchange on Wednesday.

filings show Zuckerberg has been building his stake Facebook, the potential of which he contends is underestimated by the market.

One SEC filing showed that Zuckerberg acquired 18 million shares in mid-December at a price of zero, indicating they were tied to his compensation as chief of the social network.

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Ophelia
1 / 5 (1) Feb 14, 2013
That's a nice "bonus": 18,000,000x$28.00= $504,000,000.00
rwinners
not rated yet Feb 14, 2013
Who cares? If facebook dies in a couple of years, I won't mind. I do use it to keep track of family, but other methods already exist and I'm very sure better methods will come.... assuming I want to use them.