In the news lately, in light of Facebook’s coming initial public offering of stock, has been discussion of the diverse list of folks who stand to make a lot of money from the IPO. The most interesting to me is David Choe, a graffiti artist who chose Facebook stock instead of cash when he spray-painted the first Facebook offices in 2005.
Mr. Choe said Facebook originally offered him $60,000 to paint murals in the company’s Palo Alto offices in 2005. Today, he said, the stock he took instead could be worth more than $500 million.
Apparently, when Facebook outgrew it’s original work space, they took down the mural walls and moved them to the new offices.