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Facebook IPO: Who is selling stock?

- Associated Press - Friday, May 18, 2012

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

Number of shares sold: 28.7 million

Value: $1.09 billion

Number of shares still owned: 37.3 million

_ Elevation Partners, private equity firm focused on media and technology and affiliates

Year invested in Facebook: Undisclosed

Number of shares sold: 4.6 million

Value: $176 million

Number of shares still owned: 35.5 million

_ Greylock Partners, Silicon Valley venture capital firm and affiliates

Year invested in Facebook: 2006

Number of shares sold: 7.6 million

Value: $289 million

Number of shares still owned: 29 million

_ Mail.ru Group Ltd., Russian Internet company

Year invested in Facebook: 2009

Number of shares sold: 19.6 million

Value: $745 million

Number of shares still owned: 36.8 million

_ Mark Pincus, Zynga Inc. CEO

Year invested in Facebook: 2004

Number of shares sold: 1 million

Value: $38 million

Number of shares still owned: 4.3 million

_ Meritech Capital Partners, venture capital firm focused on late-stage investments

Year invested in Facebook: 2006

Number of shares sold: 7 million

Value: $266 million

Number of shares still owned: 33.4 million

_ Microsoft Corp.

Year invested in Facebook: 2007

Amount invested: $240 million

Number of shares sold: 6.6 million

Value: $249 million

Number of shares still owned: 26.2 million

_ Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn Corp. and affiliates

Year invested in Facebook: 2004

Number of shares sold: 942,784

Value: $36 million

Number of shares still owned: 3.8 million

_ Tiger Global Management, New York-based investment firm

Year invested in Facebook: Undisclosed

Number of shares sold: 23.4 million

Value: $889 million

Number of shares still owned: 30.4 million

_ Other, smaller stockholders are offering another 70,504 shares

Value: $2.7 million

Source: Facebook and Associated Press calculations

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