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Facebook Insiders Reap $7.2 Billion in Sales Since IPO

Facebook Inc.’s insiders and executives have cashed out of a bounty of stock since the company’s initial public offering. Their reward: $7.2 billion.

On the eve of the social network’s second anniversary as a public company, an analysis by Bloomberg News shows that the company’s top holders have executed transactions totaling at least 186 million shares over that period, reaping them $7.2 billion. Eleven holders have each sold more than $100 million of stock, including Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook underwriter Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and early investor and director Peter Thiel.