Friday, January 21, 2011

Eduardo Saverin, Facebook Co-Founder, Backs Start-Up - NYTimes.com

Apparently he wants to be known for something other than serving as the primary “insider” source for The Accidental Billionaires

Mr. Saverin is one of the handful of Harvard students who became embroiled in a series of disputes over the founding of Facebook and whose stories were dramatized in the film “The Social Network,” which on Sunday won the Golden Globe for best drama. Unlike Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, whose fight with Mr. Zuckerberg has remained in the headlines, Mr. Saverin has kept a low profile. And unlike the Winklevosses, whose ownership claim over Facebook has never been recognized, Mr. Saverin was a founder of Facebook and its first business manager. He was later sidelined, but remains one of the primary shareholders with an ownership stake of about 5 percent, valued at roughly $2.5 billion.

Mr. Saverin was not willing to talk about Facebook, the movie that made him something of a celebrity or even much about his current life. He said he has been making a number of angel investments, adding, “I would love to focus on Qwiki.”

Eduardo Saverin, Facebook Co-Founder, Backs Start-Up - NYTimes.com

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