We all know how significant social media marketing has become lately but have you ever wondered who owns the social networking juggernaut ?

Before the Goldman Sachs deal the following individuals and venture capital firms owned Facebook.

  • Mark Zuckerberg owns 24% of Facebook, worth $12 billion.
  • Accel Partners owns around 8% of Facebook, worth $4 billion
  • Digital Sky Technologies owns more than 10% of Facebook, worth at least $5 billion
  • Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz, no longer with the company, owns 6%, worth $3 billion
  • Eduardo Saverin, a Facebook cofounder who once sued the company, owns 5%, worth $2.5 billion
  • Former Facebook president Sean Parker, fired over a drug arrest, owns 4 percent, worth $2 billion
  • Facebook’s first outside investor, Peter Thiel, owns 3%, worth $1.5 billion
  • Greylock Partners has ~1.5%, worth $750 million
  • Meritech Capital Ventures owns ~1.5%, worth $750 million
  • Microsoft owns 1.3% of Facebook, worth $650 million
  • Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing owns .75% of Facebook, worth $375 million
  • Giant ad agency Interpublic Group owns just less than .5%, worth $250 million
  • Early employees Adam D’Angelo, Matt Cohler, Jeff Rothschild, Chris Hughes and Owen Van Natta own less than 1%
  • Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman, Facebook angel investors, and owners of an important social networking patent, own a chunk of Facebook stock
  • Western Technology Investments, which loaned Facebook $3.6 million during its early days, also bought $25,000 worth of equity in its first funding round
  • Facebook employees and investors coming in through secondary markets own the rest

Post Goldman Sachs investment the structure is as follows and interestingly enough you will notice a certain “rock star” amongst the investors.

  • Facebook Staff – 30% or $15 billion
  • Mark Zuckerberg – 24% of $12 billion
  • Dustin Moskovitz – 6% or $3 billion
  • Sean Parker – 4% or $2 billion
  • Eduardo Saverin – 5% or $2.5 billion
  • Digital Sky Technologies – 10% or $15 billion
  • Goldman Sachs – 0.8% or $400
  • Goldman Sachs Clients – 3% or $1.5 billion
  • Greylock Partners – 1.5% or $750 million
  • Meritech Capital Ventures – 1.5% or $750 million
  • Peter Thiel – 3% or $1.5 billion
  • Microsoft – 1.3% or $650 million
  • Bono – 1.5% or $750 million
  • other investors – 9.7% or $4.85 billion