This Graffiti Artist Took Stock For Painting Facebook's First HQ -- Now It's Worth $200 Million

Graffiti artist David Choe painted the inside of Facebook’s first headquarters back in 2005, and Mark Zuckerberg made him an offer: he could be paid a few thousand dollars in cash, or take the same amount in Facebook stock.

As the New York Times reports, he took the stock, even though he thought Facebook’s product was basically pointless.

That turned out to be the right call. Assuming he didn’t sell any stock, and that Facebook debuts at a $100 billion valuation, his payment will now be worth about $200 million, sources tell the Times.

More recently, Choe went to the new Facebook HQ in Menlo Park to spraypaint a wall there, and Zuckerberg joined him. Here’s the video:

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