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Tuesday September 2, 2014

Newark Schools $500 M Richer on Facebook IPO?

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When the Facebook deal is done, the company may be valued at $100 billion, which should make Newark Mayor Corey Booker very happy. Facebook founder Marc Zuckerberg‘s gift to Newark’s schools was $100 million in Marc Zuckerberg’s private stock when the company was worth $20 billion.

According to Business Insider, at the time the stock could be liquidated on secondary markets. But once Facebook is public, the school system could be $500 million richer, as Facebook stock reaches top levels based on high valuation of the company.

Business Insider