Graffiti artist goes from homeless to millionaire following Facebook IPO
There was plenty of drama surrounding Facebook's initial public offering, but the most unique story was of graffiti artist David Choe. Choe was hired by then Facebook president Sean Parker to paint a mural at Facebook's first office in Palo Alto in 2005. When the mural was finished, Parker gave Choe the option of taking cash or stock options. He took the stock and went from being homeless to being a millionaire.
Credit: Facebook/David Choe