This is going to be the first in a long line of WTF stories that we’re going to be hearing from the Facebook IPO.
According to Business Insider, “[Street] artist David Choe painted the inside of Facebook’s first headquarters back in 2005, and Mark Zuckerberg made him an offer: he could be paid a few thousand dollars in cash, or take the same amount in Facebook stock.” Choe took the stock and now it’s worth $200 million. Yes, you heard that right. Bravo to Choe for taking a chance and not going for the easy money.
Although [Choe] said the very idea of Facebook seemed “ridiculous and pointless” at the time, he chose the stock.
Sometimes a gamble pays off.