Another Facebook-related millionaire story has emerged as the social media company announces it is going public. David Choe is a graffiti artist who took shares instead of cash for painting Facebook’s first headquarters seven years ago is set to make $200 million now that Facebook is heading to Wall Street.
David Choe, 35, painted the offices in Palo Alto, California in 2005 and was offered the choice of being paid a few thousand cash or the equivalent in shares by then-president Sean Parker. Choe, who is now a successful artist in his own right, decided to take the shares, and he is on his way to becoming a millionaire thanks to Facebook deciding to go public recently.
Korean-American Choe recently visited the new Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park to spray paint a wall, he did the cover at for Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s 2004 album Collision Course and he has even created a poster of President Barack Obama for the White House, according to the New York Times. It is reported that Choe’s “dirty style” of artwork came about because as a left-handed individual, when he was a child his hand would always smudge his work.
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