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#68 Dustin Moskovitz $14.5B

Random fact: Facebook's third employee and first chief technology officer.

Overview

Moskovitz is a co-founder of Facebook, the world's largest social-networking company, and its biggest individual shareholder after Mark Zuckerberg. The Menlo Park, California-based business has more than 1.7 billion monthly users and had revenue of $18 billion in 2015. He co-owns Asana, a provider of task management software.

As of May 25, 2017:
Last change +$207M (+1.4%)
YTD change +$3.34B (+29.8%)
Industry Technology
Biggest asset FB US Equity
Citizenship United States
Age 32
Wealth Self-made
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The majority of Moskovitz's fortune is derived from his 3 percent stake in Facebook, the world's largest social-networking company. He owns more than 95 million class A and class B shares, according to the company's 2014 proxy. Facebook's 2016 proxy only discloses the class B shares he owns. A review of SEC filings indicates he hasn't sold any of the 47 million class A shares he held at the time of the 2014 proxy.

He also founded task-management software company Asana, which he founded with a former Facebook colleague. As co-founder he's credited with a quarter stake that's valued using the $600 million ascribed to the company during its latest round of fundraising in March 2016.

Moskovitz hasn't disclosed how much Facebook stock he sold prior to the company's initial public offering. The billionaire sold $143 million in Facebook stock in 2012.

Biography

Birthdate: 5/22/1984
Family: Married, No children
Education: President & Fellows of Harvard College

Born in Gainesville, Florida, Moskovitz grew up in nearby Ocala, graduating from Vanguard High School in 2002. He enrolled at Harvard University, where he roomed with Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Hughes during their freshman year. With classmate Eduardo Saverin, the partners created Facebook from their dorm room in 2004. The site quickly migrated to other universities, prompting Moskovitz and Zuckerberg to drop out of Harvard University and move to Silicon Valley.

In the fall of 2004, Facebook received $500,000 in funding from venture capitalist Peter Thiel. Investments from other venture firms quickly followed. By December 2004, Facebook's membership was approaching 1 million users.

Moskovitz became Facebook's chief technology officer and, later, vice president of engineering. He left the social network in November 2008 to start Asana, an online company providing task management software, with Facebook colleague Justin Rosenstein. In December 2010, Moskovitz joined the Giving Pledge, committing to donate the majority of his fortune to charity. He started his foundation Good Ventures in 2011.

Milestones
  • 1984 Dustin Moskovitz is born in Gainesville, Florida.
  • 2004 Co-founds thefacebook.com in Harvard dorm room with three friends.
  • 2005 Company officially changes its name to Facebook.
  • 2007 Microsoft buys a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook for $250 million.
  • 2008 Leaves Facebook to start Asana with Justin Rosenstein.
  • 2009 Asana receives $9 million in venture funding.
  • 2010 Joins the Giving Pledge with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
  • 2011 Starts his own foundation, Good Ventures.
  • 2012 Facebook files to sell shares in an initial public offering.
  • 2012 Asana releases its first task-management application.