Facebook CEO in No Rush To 'Friend' Wall Street


Most everyone in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street agrees: The eventual IPO of social-networking site Facebook could make its founder the world's richest twenty-something. Yet Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, now 25, seems intent on deferring that multibillion dollar payday. He's huddled with executives like Intel CEO Paul Otellini and Oracle Corp. President Charles Phillips -- the goal being to extract wisdom about how to better run his independent company. He set up a dual-class voting structure that would make him less beholden to any public shareholders. And last year, when staffers began itching for richer rewards, he devised a way for them to cash in some of their Facebook stock -- without pushing the IPO button.

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