Saturday, February 4, 2012

All Hail The Facebook Caesar

When Facebook goes all IPO this spring, founder Mark Zuckerberg's personal net worth will rocket to $28 billion -- overnight. No, that's not a typo. 'Tis true: He'll be richer than God. Way richer. And, unlike Julius Caesar, young master Zuckerberg didn't even have to cross any Rubicons to get there. Without getting his feet wet, he simply launched his famous social network from his Harvard dorm room. And since "The Prince" (that's his childhood nickname, seriously) will command 57 percent of the voting rights over Facebook Inc., he will reign as undisputed Caesar. Fortune smiles upon thee, Mark Zuckerberg. Mazel tov. But one wonders: What on earth does all of this money-power-glory-fame do to a 27-year-old mind, a kid for whom shaving is still a relatively new experience? What a curious world.  (Photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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