Facebook IPO: A Big Day for Zuckerberg in More Than One Way

Episode 876 (01:59)

  • Annular Eclipse
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_20,_2012

  • Facebook IPO Happens, Billions made
  • Facebook went public on Friday in what was almost a SuperBowl for geeks. With over $100 billion changing hands, a hundred millionaires were made and a few billionaires including Mark Zuckerberg (who is now worth $19 billion) and Bono. But the stock, which was priced high at $38 a share, ended up at the same starting price. Meaning investors didn’t make a dime. And experts said the price was over valued. And interestingly, Facebook engineers created a “hack” which would post a status update the second Mark Zuckerberg press the button to open trading at the NYSE.

    Mark Zuckerberg Posts Status Update As He Rings The NASDAQ Opening Bell… http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/18/mark-zuckerberg-posts-status-update-as-...

  • Mark Zuckerberg gets married on IPO day
  • He also got married the day after. Now that’s a status update.

    Facebook’s Zuckerberg Announces Marriage, Updates Status on Page… http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-05-20/facebook-s-zuckerberg-announ...