In Zuckerberg's case it's a complete wash because he didn't have to buy into Facebook stock at $38, it was essentially handed to him during the IPO.
Guys there is no intrinsic value in anything. All value is the value we attribute to it. Resources are no more intrinsically valuable than paper as the values we attribute to both are equally arbitrary based upon our whims, needs and society in general.
Fucking stop this stupid philosophy train before we hit solipsism and we all break the matrix.
if i had 20 billion dollars all to myself i'd quit everything and never work again and enjoy my infinite money until i die
going public was a terrible idea
facebook has been terrible ever since timeline was introduced
His stocks do have value if you consider that he could leverage them in order to gain capital.
For instance, a guy with no stocks walks into a bank and says "How much can I borrow?", another guy with 20 billion dollars in Facebook stock walks into the same bank and asks the same question, which guy do you think the bank will fall over itself to hand money to? The guy doesn't have to sell one stock, doesn't even have to act like he's thinking of selling.
Facebook has just gained access to new finance on a scale of billions in only a few days, and it allows Facebook to diversify it's operations to give more room for growth (for example, like how Facebook acquired Instagram it can acquire more businesses as well). I reckon this was a very smart business decision, but now Facebook must cater for their shareholders of course but take that as you will.
It has nothing to do with what can be 'purchased' with the same amount of billions, regardless facebook's userbase is worth infinitely more than any physical assets facebook owns, you have all seen the retard pregnant teens that live their lives on facebook,
while we would all leave if facebook started pushing blatant and invasive advertising down our thoughts you will find that many others don't.
nothing even happened. they lost stock $$$$$$$$ but not as a result of any real actions on their part lol
If Walmart knows you own a shitload of Facebook stock, they'll give you a credit card and you can buy whatever the hell you want. That's the value of the stock.
"illuminati" was used as a metaphor for any one "group" that exhibits some mysterious/unknown control over the government/markets
your words "imaginary statistics" sort of implied that.