Graffiter paid in shares of Facebook became a millionaire

An artist who agreed to be paid in shares of Facebook instead of receiving money when, seven years ago, painted the first headquarters of the company is about to become a millionaire. With the entry into Facebook`s purse, David Choe shares worth over 150 million euros.

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Graffiter paid in shares of Facebook became a millionaire

David Choe, 35, was invited to paint the walls of Facebook`s first office in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2005. The payment could be made in cash - some few thousands of dollars - or in shares.

While considering the idea of the company "ridiculous and useless," David Choe decided to take action, says "The New York Times."

Now, after Facebook`s decision to enter the stock, David Choe is one of about a thousand employees holding shares that are about to become millionaires.

Some years after the work at headquarters, David Choe is a successful artist, and although he refused to comment on its new wealth, it is known that he returned to paint a mural on the new headquarters of Facebook, there is even a video that appears to work aided by Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook.

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