Facebook IPO: Who is selling stock?

Associated Press Modified: May 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm •  Published: May 18, 2012
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Facebook Inc. sold 180 million of its shares in its initial public stock offering. Another 241.2 million came from existing stockholders, including the company's earliest investors and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Even after the IPO, Zuckerberg remains Facebook's single largest shareholder, with 503.6 million shares. And he will control the company with 56 percent of its voting stock.

The IPO sold at $38 per share, generating $6.8 billion for Facebook and $9.2 billion, collectively, for existing stockholders.

Here's a look at early Facebook Inc. investors who sold stock in the IPO, how much money they gained and how many shares they still own. Most of the social network's early funders never publicly disclosed how much they invested in the company.

— Mark Zuckerberg

Number of shares sold: 30.2 million

Value: $1.15 billion

Number of shares still owned: 503.6 million

— James Breyer and Accel Partners, where he's a partner

Year invested in Facebook: 2005

Number of shares sold: 49 million

Value: $1.86 billion

Number of shares still owned: 152.3 million

— Peter Thiel, managing partner at The Founders Fund and PayPal co-founder

Year invested in Facebook: 2004

Amount invested: $500,000

Number of shares sold: 16.8 million

Value: $640 million

Number of shares still owned: 27.9 million

— DST Global Ltd. and affiliates, a London-based investment firm focused on Internet companies, founded by Russian investor Yuri Milner

Year invested in Facebook: 2009 and late 2010

Number of shares sold: 45.7 million

Value: $1.74 billion

Number of shares still owned: 85.6 million

— Goldman Sachs and affiliates, investment bank and one of the IPO's underwriters

Year invested in Facebook: 2011



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