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Who are the "Facebook 6" on Forbes’ billionaires list?

by Jorge Hernandez on March 10, 2011

Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Sean Parker, Yuri Milner and Peter Thiel are all on the Forbes' billionaires list in large part due to Facebook's current valuation of about $50-60 billion, according to New York Magazine.

Some of these names may sound familiar after the Academy Award-winning movie, The Social Network, documented the inception of Facebook.

The public may know Eduardo Saverin as the one-time friend of Facebook-founder, Zuckerberg, who was pushed to the side as the company grew. However, due to his agreement with Facebook, Saverin is still worth $1.6 billion, according to Forbes.

“Shed no tears for Eduardo. If you do get to be thrown out, a billion dollars isn’t a bad severance package,” Steve Forbes, the editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine, told the Guardian.

Zuckerberg retains a 25 percent stake in Facebook and is reportedly worth $13.5 billion, according to Forbes.

Tech entrepreneur Sean Parker, who was played by Justin Timberlake in the movie, is also worth $1.6 billion. Peter Thiel and Yuri Milner were investors in Facebook, and Dustin Moskovitz is a co-founder who later split from Zuckerberg and founded his own company.

At 26-years-old, and eight days younger than Zuckerberg, Moskovitz is the youngest billionaire in the world.

Much of the Facebook 6's fortune comes from the January 2011 Goldman Sachs deal which injected $1.5 billion in cash into Facebook, raising the value of the company to $50 billion.

Facebook is still a private company, but the current secondary market values the social networking giant at about $65 billion, according to New York Magazine.

The richest man in the world is Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexican telecommunications magnate, worth $74 billion. Bill Gates is number two at $56 billion, and Warren Buffet has $50 billion.
 

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