Facebook Flashback: Zuckerberg Defends His Reasons for Turning Down $1-Billion Yahoo Buyout

Facebook Flashback: Zuckerberg Defends His Reasons for Turning Down $1-Billion Yahoo Buyout

This is a really cool early interview with Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, a year when the social network’s user base would double from 500,000 to just over a million by the end of the year (see FB’s users stats over the years).

Take a watch and tell me what you think afterward in the comments.

Now, a  little over ten years later, Zuckerberg can buy whatever he wants. Though he’s denied the idea of owning his own plane so much, he couldn’t admit it if he did! (though there’s a lot of speculation on the web that he probably does, frequently being seen flying so-called “chartered” planes everywhere.)

I’m sure it’s a lot like having a video diary for guys like him to be able to look back at exactly what he was saying and thinking in the early days, back when everyone thought he was nuts for not selling out to Yahoo. Let me think: $1 billion (split amongst investors) or a floating net worth (that goes up or down a billion dollars on any given day) of around $35 billion? (see his real time net worth on Forbes)

What do you think of Zuckerberg, then and now?

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