According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook is negotiating with Microsoft to sell a small stake in the social network. The current Facebook net worth is now around $15 billion. The deal with Microsoft would give Mark Zuckerberg‘s company somewhere between $300 million and $500 million in cash, without Zuckerberg having to give up control over his company. Microsoft’s investment would only amount to ~5% of Facebook.
The Crazy Kid Who Never Sold Facebook
Zuckerberg was once thought to be “a crazy kid” for not selling Facebook a long time ago. But with the offering prices he’s been getting lately, he might have outsmarted everyone. Microsoft executives, driven mad by Google and MySpace envy, are crazy to get a piece of the social-networking trend.
Facebook Net Worth
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Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.