The decision seven years ago by a Korean-American muralist and graffiti artist to turn down thousands of dollars in cash for his work painting murals on the walls of Facebook's first office in Palo Alto, Calif., has made him a very, very, rich man.
The artist, 35-year-old David Choe, gambled and instead took an equal value of shares of Facebook's stock.
As a result, Choe's shares could be worth upward of $200 million when Facebook stock trades publicly later this year, the New York Times reported.
The story of Facebook was yet to be told back in 2005 when Choe was invited by the social network's then-president, Sean Parker, to decorate the new corporate headquarters with his signature murals.
Choe, who now lives in Los Angeles, said he thought at the time that the idea of Facebook,Read More »from Facebook IPO Turns Graffiti Artist Into Multi-Millionaire