May 18th, 2012 marks the day Facebook went public. After four months of paperwork and speculation, Facebook priced its IPO at $38 a share – making it the largest tech IPO in history and the third largest IPO ever in US history. At $38 a share, Facebook’s value will be pushed to around $107 billion dollars. Not a bad figure for the 28 year-old CEO who left college to start Facebook only seven years ago.
Business students and entrepreneurs alike can admire the gutsy move by Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook’s ability to innovate and change the social media landscape is why the company is worth so much now. Business students should take note of how evolving with technology and innovation can lead to wild success. This infographic shows just how much people are making from the biggest tech IPO ever.