Next to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's biggest shareholder is Accel Partners, a venture capital fund led by Jim Breyer (pictured above). He led the company's $12 million investment round in Facebook in 2005. Accel's stake is now worth more than $7 billion -- and it's cashing out. Accel plans to collect nearly $2 billion from selling shares in Facebook's IPO.
Other investors will also hit the jackpot. Silicon Valley "angel" investor Peter Thiel put up $500,000 to get Facebook through its first summer of operations. His 2.5% stake in Facebook is now worth around $1.7 billion. Investment firm DST Global holds a Facebook stake worth almost $5 billion.
Facebook's IPO will raise $16 billion, making it the third-largest IPO in U.S. history.
|World will have 13 'super-aged' nations by 2020|
|Talent wars: Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street|
|5 disturbing stats on black-white financial inequality|
|Where you can get blazing-fast Internet speeds|
|Sears clobbered after 9th straight quarterly loss|