For a company that currently employs more than 3,500 people, Facebook had some pretty humble beginnings. A handful of college friends were basically behind the founding of the wildly popular social networking site.
While most people think of Mark Zuckerberg when the topic of Facebook comes up, the truth is that many other people were involved in creating it as well. Facebook’s first 10 employees and what they’re up to now below.
1.) Mark Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg has been there since the very beginning, which happened around February 2004. He was one of five official co-founders of Facebook, and is currently the CEO. As a 24-percent shareholder, Zuckerberg is a very wealthy man.
He became the youngest billionaire in the world in 2008 and was named Time’s Person of the Year in 2008.
2.) Dustin Moskovitz
As one of Facebook’s co-founders, Moskovitz started working for the company all the way back in February 2004, when he dropped out of Harvard with Zuckerberg. He remained with Facebook until November 2009, when he left to co-found Asana, a software application that is designed to improve collaboration.
He is a philanthropist, and he is also very wealthy due to his role in co-founding Facebook.
3.) Andrew McCollum
McCollum is another one of Facebook’s co-founders. He started with the social networking company in February 2004. In his role as an engineer, he was also responsible for designing its first logo.
He stayed with Facebook until September 2006 and is now an angel investor and Entrepreneur in Residence at Flybridge Capital Partners and New Enterprise Associates.
4.) Chris Hughes
The fourth co-founder of Facebook, Chris Hughes, also started in February 2004. He also served as the fledgling company’s spokesperson. He bought The New Republic in 2012 and now serves as its editor-in-chief.
He is also the executive director of Jumo, which is a non-profit social networking organization.
5.) Eduardo Saverin
Saverin signed on with Facebook in February 2004 as well. He sued Zuckerberg a few years later, and their business relationship was severed.
He is now an angel investor and lives in Singapore.
6.) Taner Halicioglo
Halicioglo was Facebook’s first “real” employee because he was the first person who was actually hired by the company.
He worked for Facebook from October 2004 until November 2009 and served as its senior software and operations engineer. He is now the lead reliability engineer for Battle.net, which is owned by Blizzard Entertainment.
7.) Sean Parker
Parker was the founding president of Facebook and worked in that role from June 2004 until January 2006. He is now the founder and chairman of Causes on Facebook, so he is still linked to the company.
He is also on the board of directors for companies like Spotify and Yammer.
8.) Ezra Callahan
Callahan served as Facebook’s manager of internal communications from December 2004 until July 2010. He was Sean Parker’s roommate.
No one seems to be aware of what he is up to nowadays, but he is probably doing quite well for himself.
9.) Matt Cohler
Cohler was Facebook’s vice president of product management from February 2005 until October 2008. Prior to that, he was a founding member of LinkedIn.
These days, he is a general partner at Benchmark Capital.
10.) Kevin Colleran
Colleran holds the distinction of being the second-longest-serving employee at Facebook after Zuckerberg and has worked there since April 2005. He is in charge of global partnerships, and he works there to this very day.
As you can see, the first 10 Facebook employees either still work for the company or have done well for themselves since leaving. It is safe to say that most of them are earning very nice salaries wherever they are.