Social networking giant Facebook filed IPO documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. Although the company said it aims to raise $5 billion, that number could rise as high as $10 billion, depending on investor demand. Facebook’s public debut, which caps a meteoric rise to the top of the tech world, would be the largest Internet IPO in history, and could value the company as high as $100 billion. Several individuals and venture capital firms stand to reap massive financial windfalls. Here’s a look at some of the biggest winners from the company’s offering.
The biggest beneficiary of a Facebook IPO, of course, would be founder Mark Zuckerberg. The 27-year-old native of White Plains, NY, founded Facebook in 2004 with a couple of Harvard buddies.
Facebook stake: $28.2 billion
(Video: An Interview with Mark Zuckerberg)