Facebook IPO: the heftiest paydays

With a possible valuation of $100 billion, Facebook's IPO filing could make a lot of people very, very rich (or richer). Here's a look at the breakdown of who could get what, from Mark Zuckerberg to Bono -- yes, Bono.

By Kristin Burnham, CIO |  IT Management, Bono, facebook ipo

Peter Thiel: $3 Billion

Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal, was Facebook's first investor in 2004 when he invested $500,000 in the fledgling social network. Since that investment, Thiel has made early-stage investments in many startups including LinkedIn, Yammer and Yelp.

Today his 3 percent stake in Facebook could earn him $3 billion—that's more than a quadriggigillion times return on the investment. Now that was a good business decision.

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