Facebook IPO: Meet the millionaires and billionaires

  • Facebook IPO: Meet the millionaires and billionaires

    FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2011 file photo, shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiling in San Francisco. Zuckerberg turns 28 on Monday, May 14, 2012. He's considerably younger than the average FORTUNE 500 CEO, of course. But while some investors worry that Zuckerberg is too young to lead Facebook as a public company, experts point out that Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Michael Dell were in their 20s when their companies had IPOs. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) AP

    Mark Zuckerberg: $20.3 billion

    By his mid-20s, he was already the subject of multiple books and a movie that did opening weekend sales of $23 million. The company's CEO has literally helped change the world, creating not just new ways of doing business, but new ways of socializing. He also has displayed a keen understanding of corporate power and has amassed an absolute say on any issue going to shareholders. That means the continued wealth of the Facebook millionaires depends completely on what Zuckerberg thinks will work. His 533.8 million shares of stock makes Zuckerberg worth -- better sit down -- $20.3 billion at age 28.

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    Erik Sherman is a widely published writer and editor who also does select ghosting and corporate work. The views expressed in this column belong to Sherman and do not represent the views of CBS Interactive. Follow him on Twitter at @ErikSherman or on Facebook.