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A graffiti artist who painted the walls of Facebook's first headquarters seven years ago is set for a bumper payday of $200million after he agreed to take Facebook stock instead of cash for his work.
David Choe, 35, was asked to paint the offices in Palo Alto, California, in 2005, and was offered the choice by then-president Sean Parker of being paid a few thousand cash or the equivalent in shares.
Now, after a blockbuster $5billion Facebook stock exchange flotation moved a step closer last night, he is one of at least 1,000 company employees finally on their way to becoming millionaires.

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Edited by joshd - 2/2/12 at 7:12am
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Fix your titles.

But he got lucky and was smart. Just like google, they only started off with a 10k investment.
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Fix your titles.
But he got lucky and was smart. Just like google, they only started off with a 10k investment.

Sorry, forgot about that hehe.
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No... freaking... way.
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Nice!! biggrin.gif
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Good god. I could've spray painted some walls for $200 million...
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Being smart and patient pays off. I just know I would've been the dumbass that took the thousand bucks... redface.gif
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Being smart and patient pays off. I just know I would've been the dumbass that took the thousand bucks... redface.gif

lmao... I was thinking the same thing, given the time of the offering and the uncertainty of facebook going anywhere.

Good move Mr. Choe! biggrin.gif
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This was luck. Very lucky that he was in the right place at the right time to be offered that job within his skillset. It's almost common sense to just take shares in a startup (unless you are beyond desperate).
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Looks like he made the right choice thumb.gif
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