Facebook's Missing Millionaires

Taking stock of those who walked away from stakes worth millions
From left: Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, and Sean Parker Photograph by Jim Wilson/The New York Times/Redux; Frame: Nicholas Eveleigh/Getty Images

By the spring of 2004, Harvard computer science major Joe Jackson had already witnessed the online phenomenon called Thefacebook. He knew it had taken hold not just at his school but at many other universities. And yet, when his friend and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin asked him to move to California for the summer to write code for the site, he decided to stick with the internship he had lined up at JPMorgan Chase. “I wasn’t thinking about it as ‘This could be my chance to be rich and famous,’” says Jackson, 28. “It was more like, ‘This is going to Palo Alto and living in a house with a bunch of kids and programming for a startup that may not go anywhere.’”

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