Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Facebook CEO Sold His Shares to Make a Cool Billion

While investors got shafted, Mark Zuckerberg was able to sell his share to make a profit. Besides, if the CEO of Facebook sold a nice portion of Facebook stock, it doesn't show confidence about the company to the investor.

(Marketwatch) SAN FRANCISCO-- Facebook Inc. FB -8.90% Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has sold 30.2 million shares and director Peter Thiel has sold 16.8 million shares of the social-networking company, according to securities filings published late Tuesday. The sales confirm plans detailed in a prospectus before Friday's $16 billion IPO. Zuckerberg sold 30.2 million shares at a price of $37.58 for gross proceeds of $1.13 billion; Thiel sold 16.8 million shares for gross proceeds of $633 million. Facebook insiders had told prospective shareholders of their plans in an S-1 filing last week. Facebook FB -8.90% shares were down 0.8% after hours at $30.74