February 6, 2012 |
In: Art, Interesting
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Seven years ago David Choe painted murals on the walls of Facebook’s first offices in Palo Alto, California, and he was paid in stock options in the realm of 3.77 million shares. Now David Choe is worth $200 million. Son of a bitch, amiright?
Category: Art, Interesting
You don’t “draw” graffiti, you WRITE it… and I give dude mad props for doing what he did. Getting in on something while it’s small is risky business, but saying “fuck it” by taking the share option instead of the couple grand offered is epic.
i dont get why its so offensive for it to be said that graffiti is drawn? writers dont cry over books being drawn, not written
who said books were drawn?
Don’t bother explaining it to these Neanderthals. He wasn’t PAID $200 million, he was given shares back in the day. He sat on it and BOOM, insta-rich. Doesn’t get any simpler than that, cave man…
yeah right, where did they get 200 million back then?
if no pay, how he get money?
YOU GUYS ARE FUCKING MORONS!
He was given shares that weren't worth shit because Facebook had just started. Now that Facebook owns the entire world and is worth BILLIONS of dollars, all the shares that Choe owns are NOW worth $200 million. Shut the fuck up you stupid fucking cunts and if you still DON'T Understand that then slam your head into the curb repeatedly for 20 minutes.
but, like, i still dont get it!
Guy make an excellent decision, and peiople will bitch and moan that his rickers choice paid of greatly. It's the opposite of what Donald Sutherland did with his part in Animal House. He had to choices, take a cut of the profit from the film for eternity or the 25K he wanted. He too the 25K and would have made well over 5 million by now.
Bronson! Awesome movie and actor!
Charles bronson! That’s my shit right there.
Didn’t Lucas negotiate down his salary with Fox simply retaining merchandising rights to finish Episode IV? Cha Ching.
David Choe was already known and showing in galleries when he took the stock option from FB. Most artists couldn't afford to do that. Having money puts you in a position to make more money.
that was awesome looking haters gonna hate
My eleven year old said this guy isn’t that good…..
#12 Love the Bronson shout out
You hired a guy to spray paint your office and gave him 3.7 million shares of stock… Zuckerberg diffidently stole the idea of facebook.
Ugly shit! worth one cent…
If this fellow is receiving 3.77 MILLION shares for his efforts, how many shares will be offered when Facebook goes public? David Choe certainly was in the right place at the right time. However, I am surprised that Zuckerberg and/or his lieutenants would give out this much compensation for an incredibly elaborate paint job. Watch how you spend that $$, you'll have stockholders, analysts and auditors to answer to come April or May.
#12 great movieee mannnn
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