Where have Facebook founders gone after a decade of the social media networks creation?
Mark Zuckerberg is the most famous face among the founders of Facebook. According to an AFP report, he has 29% of the capital and 56% of the voting rights in addition to the proxy rights he holds for some of the firm's other investors. As such, the 29-year old Zuckerberg holds a firm control of the social media network where he serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He was the 20th richest in the US as of September with a net worth of $19 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
While Zuckerberg is well-known in the tech community, what has become of his co-founders of Facebook? The AFP report also traced what happened to them a decade after establishing the social media firm.
Chris Hughes graduated from Harvard in 2006. In 2008, he headed the social media efforts of Barack Obama's presidential bid which was said to be a significant factor in the campaign. He bought The New Republic magazine in 2012 and acts as its publisher and editor-in-chief. He also manages a venture capital fund, the report said.
Brazilian American Eduardo Saverin relinquished his US citizenship and has made Singapore his home. Since he made his move before Facebook went public, the report said he probably saved a huge amount in taxes. In a business conference held last year, Saverin said he intends to stay in Asia. In the film "The Social Network," Saverin was portrayed as Zuckerberg's close friend who gave initial funds for the company before they had their bitter breakup, the report said.
Dustin Moskovitz was not able to finish his stint at Harvard. He left Facebook in 2008 to establish Asana, a Web and mobile application that wants to foster teamwork minus email, the report said.
While not a classmate at Harvard, Sean Parker served as a mentor and adviser during Facebook's early days. In 2004, he served as the social media network's founding president and was responsible for bringing in Peter Thiel, one of the biggest investors of Facebook. Parker is now a Managing Partner at Thiel's venture capital investment firm, The Founders Fund, the report said.