Just like Paypal, eBay, Apple and Google, the early employee-shareholders of Facebook became millionaires, many of whom are now entrepreneurs or angels. A NY Times article maps the trend.
We listed a few examples from the article here:
– Matt Cohleremployee No. 7 at Facebook, is now a partner at Benchmark Capital.
– Adam D’Angelo, a former chief technology officer at Facebook, is a founder of Quora.
– Ruchi Sanghvi was Facebook’s first female engineer and helped start Cove.
– David morin founded Path, a photo-sharing application. Path is also bankrolled by one of Facebook’s venture backers, Greylock Partners.
– Aydin Senkut, a former Googler, began investing in his friends’ business endeavors. He kicked in what he described as about 10 percent of his net worth to a dozen start-ups. One of them, Aardvark, a social search engine, was bought by Google in 2010.
Hervé Lebret, Swiss b-school professor and author of Startup: the book mapped the network in the above diagram on his blog.