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# 109 Dustin Moskovitz $15.0B

Random fact: Dropped out of Harvard and moved to Silicon Valley in 2004.

Overview

Moskovitz is a co-founder of Facebook, the company behind the world's largest social-network. The Menlo Park, California-based business reported revenue of $71 billion in 2019 and has about 2.5 billion active users. Moskovitz also co-owns Asana, a closely held provider of task management software.

As of :
Last change +$222M ( +1.5%)
YTD change +$1.69B ( +12.7%)
Industry Technology
Biggest asset FB US Equity
Citizenship United States
Age 36
Wealth Self-made
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Net Worth Summary

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The majority of Moskovitz's fortune is derived from a 1% stake in Facebook. He owns about 32 million class B shares, according to the company's 2020 proxy statement. The world's largest social network has 2.5 billion monthly active users, according to a January 2020 company presentation.

He also founded task-management software company Asana with a former Facebook colleague. The analysis assumes he has a 25% stake, based on typical ownership levels at this stage for similar startups, according to CB Insights data. Asana is valued using the $1.5 billion figure ascribed to the company during its November 2018 fundraising round. A discount of 15% is applied to the valuation to account for typical discounts that similar startups attract on the secondary market, according to two brokers.

Moskovitz hasn't disclosed how much Facebook stock he sold prior to the company's initial public offering. The billionaire sold $143 million in Facebook stock in 2012.

Biography

Birthdate: 5/22/1984
Family: Married, No children
Education: President & Fellows of Harvard College

Born in Gainesville, Florida, Moskovitz grew up in nearby Ocala, graduating from Vanguard High School in 2002. He enrolled at Harvard University, where he roomed with Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Hughes during their freshman year. With classmate Eduardo Saverin, the partners created Facebook from their dorm room in 2004. The site quickly migrated to other universities, prompting Moskovitz and Zuckerberg to drop out of Harvard University and move to Silicon Valley.

In the fall of 2004, Facebook received $500,000 in funding from venture capitalist Peter Thiel. Investments from other venture firms quickly followed. By December 2004, Facebook's membership was approaching 1 million users.

Moskovitz became Facebook's chief technology officer and, later, vice president of engineering. He left the social network in November 2008 to start Asana, an online company providing task management software, with Facebook colleague Justin Rosenstein. In December 2010, Moskovitz joined the Giving Pledge, committing to donate the majority of his fortune to charity. He started his foundation Good Ventures in 2011.

Milestones
  • 1984 Dustin Moskovitz is born in Gainesville, Florida.
  • 2004 Co-founds thefacebook.com in Harvard dorm room with three friends.
  • 2005 Company officially changes its name to Facebook.
  • 2007 Microsoft buys a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook for $250 million.
  • 2008 Leaves Facebook to start Asana with Justin Rosenstein.
  • 2009 Asana receives $9 million in venture funding.
  • 2010 Joins the Giving Pledge with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
  • 2011 Starts his own foundation, Good Ventures.
  • 2012 Facebook files to sell shares in an initial public offering.
  • 2012 Asana releases its first task-management application.