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Twitter's IPO Will Make All These People Millionaires and Billionaires

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Twitter's IPO Will Make All These People Millionaires and Billionaires
Jack Dorsey
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Investors have put $1.16 billion into Twitter since it was founded by Ev Williams and Biz Stone back in 2006.

The company has also shelled out $640 million in cash and stock for acquisitions.

With the IPO set to roll, Twitter's venture capital investors, longtime employees, and other stockholders are about to see all their paper equity turned into actual liquid stock and/or cash.

Some of them are going to be suddenly very, very rich.

Here's a look at who got what, per the S-1. For argument's sake, we're assuming an opening price of $29 per share, the most recent reported estimate. The S-1 says the most recent share valuation is $20.62, so the actual numbers could be lower than our estimates here.

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Jack Dorsey, executive chairman: $679 million
Jack Dorsey, executive chairman: $679 million
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Total shares owned: 23,411,350

Estimated value: $679 million

Dorsey is one of the founders and owns 4.9% of the company.

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Dick Costolo, CEO: $220 million
Dick Costolo, CEO: $220 million
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Total shares owned: 7,589,608

Estimated value: $220 million

Ev Williams, founder: $1.65 billion
Ev Williams, founder: $1.65 billion
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Total shares owned: 56,909,847

Estimated value: $1.65 billion

Williams owns 12%, the largest individual stakeholder.

Biz Stone, founder: $0
Biz Stone, founder: $0
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Total shares owned: None listed

Estimated value: $0

This is a bit of a mystery -- the founder of Twitter is not mentioned in the S-1. He may already have sold his entire stake to other investors prior to the IPO.

Adam Bain, president/global revenue: $50 million
Adam Bain, president/global revenue: $50 million
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Total shares owned: 1,722,350

Estimated value: $50 million

Series G holders: Yuri Milner 19s DST, T Rowe Price, Chris Sacca and others
Series G holders: Yuri Milner 19s DST, T Rowe Price, Chris Sacca and others
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Total shares owned: about 5%, or 24 million

Estimated value: $696 million

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Union Square Ventures
Union Square Ventures
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Total shares owned: about 5%, or 24 million

Estimated value: $696 million

Noah Glass, "forgotten" founder: $0
Noah Glass,
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Glass was not mentioned in the IPO. He is known to have reached a settlement with Twitter months ago that gave him some cash. It is not known how much.
 

Christopher Fry, svp engineering: $0 ... but lots of restricted stock
Christopher Fry, svp engineering: $0 ... but lots of restricted stock
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Twitter says, "Mr. Fry holds RSUs, none of which will be vested within 60 days of August 31, 2013."
 

Peter Currie, board member: $8.5 million
Peter Currie, board member: $8.5 million
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Total shares owned: 291,666

Estimated value: $8.5 million

Benchmark Capital: $915 million
Benchmark Capital: $915 million
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Total shares owned: 31,568,740

Estimated value: $915, million

Benchmark owns 6.7% of the company.

David Rosenblatt, board member: $8.2 million
David Rosenblatt, board member: $8.2 million
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Total shares owned: 283,333

Estimated value: $8.2 million

Series C and D holders Rizvi Traverse and Spark Capital: $680 million
Series C and D holders Rizvi Traverse and Spark Capital: $680 million
image credit: Image Credit: Chris Sacca

Total shares owned: 24 million (about 5%)

Estimated value: $680 million

Rizvi is reportedly backed by Chris Sacca, also. Sacca entities thus likely own combined stakes worth more than $1 billion.

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Peter Chernin, board member: $3.7 million ... plus lots of restricted stock
Peter Chernin, board member: $3.7 million ... plus lots of restricted stock
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Twitter says, "The Chernin Group, LLC, for which Mr. Chernin serves as founder and chairman, holds RSUs, none of which will be vested within 60 days of August 31, 2013."

Chernin received a $3.7 million payout as a board member.
 

MoPub stockholders: $429 million
MoPub stockholders: $429 million
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Total shares owned: 14,791,464

Estimated value: $429 million

Twitter acquired mobile ad company MoPub for stock in a deal valued at $350 million. If the per share price of Twitter rises to $29, then MoPub equity holders could collectively realize a $429 million payout.

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