Mark Zuckerberg turns 28 today. On Friday, the market is expected to give the company he founded a richer valuation than McDonald’s Corp.
Zuckerberg and other senior executives at Facebook Inc. have been on the road over the last week, pitching the biggest technology IPO ever.
The eight-year-old company is targeting an initial share price between $28 (U.S.) and $35, which translates into a valuation of between $77-billion and $96-billion.
Jose Antonio Vargas has an interesting piece on The Huffington Post. He pulls from earlier interviews with Zuckerberg to explain some of entrepreneur’s thoughts as he created the company.
What’s striking four days before the IPO, however, is how the focus all remains on the user experience. After Friday, there will be a lot more questioning about future revenue streams, innovation for advertisers and how Zuckerberg actually plans on monetizing the 900 million active users he has brought together.