Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg Rejected A Billion Dollars At Age 22

Most of us are money oriented and we always focus on money.  So we think everybody else is.  Really.  How about world's richest people?  Did they always thought about money in the first place?  They worked hard and had passion for what they really loved.  And also knew that money would follow.

In a recent interview with New Yorker's Jose Antonio Vargas, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook had some interesting insights about his personal life.  One thing interested me the most and that was the following section which says that Mark Zuckerberg rejected $1 billion when he was at the age of 22.  Unbelievable!!

Terry Semel, the former C.E.O. of Yahoo!, who sought to buy Facebook for a billion dollars in 2006, told me, “I’d never met anyone—forget his age, twenty-two then or twenty-six now—I’d never met anyone who would walk away from a billion dollars. But he said, ‘It’s not about the price. This is my baby, and I want to keep running it, I want to keep growing it.’ I couldn’t believe it.”

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Money is the last thing you should care while deciding about your passion.