Facebook turned 13 this year and it has more than 1.94 billion monthly active users but do you know who were the first 25 people who joined Facebook? Lets check it out.
25. Amie Broder
Amie Broder occupies 25th position in our list. She was 2 years ahead of the founders of Facebook, Mark Zuckerburg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew Mccollum, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz at Harvard, and then went on to NYU Law School to complete her studies in 2007. After that she also got a job at the law firm called Simpson and Thatcher LLP as an Associate from 2007-2011, and was named by New York Super Lawyer Magazine-Metro edition 2012 as a ‘New York Rising Star’ in the field of tax law. Lately, she is working as an Associate with Troutman Sanders LLP.
24. Ada McMahon
Ada McMahon, who lives in New Orleans, works for Bridge the Gulf as a media fellow, which is a group of citizen journalists who collects stories from the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. McMahon also writes blogs for the Huffington Post.
23. Billy Olson
Billy Olson was the fourth roommate of Mark Zuckerberg along with Hughes, and Moskovitz. Although, all his friends went on to become billionaires, unfortunately Olson was not able to become one of them. He took some time off from Harvard university and then never graduated, however was still involved in the business with some younger students. He ended becoming a firefighter in his home town.
22. Hilary Scurlock Cocalis
Hilary studied at the University of Southern California and Harvard University. She worked as a Marketing Manager at MiresBall, was the Cofounder and Editor at Strawberries & Scream, worked as a journalist for Bleacher on Tennis reports and also worked as a freelancer for Arts and Culture. Currently she is working as Marketing and Compliance Manager at Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits.
21. Greg Friedman
Greg Friedman is a trader at the investment firm called D.E. Shaw and has a Harvard graduate as his wife. They both were lab partners in their chemistry course.
20. Joe Green
Joe Green helped out Mark Zuckerburg on his early production called Facemash however after that, his professor father made him not to work again with Mark again. He also refused to share a stock in Facebook, which would have made him a billionaire, however still managed to land on his feet and founded Causes and Nation Builder which is a community organizing tool.
19. Eduardo Saverin
Eduardo Saverin, one of the Cofounders of Facebook, got involved in a fight with Mark Zuckerberg. Eventually his stake in Facebook was reduced from one third to less than 10%. He moved to Singapore since 2009 renouncing US citizenship. However, he still made billions through the stakes and went on to continue his business in Singapore.
18. Ebonie Hazle
Ebonie Hazle first went to Harvard in 2006 and then attended Columbia School of Law in 2009. For several years she worked at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, a Manhattan law firm. Later, she took up a job at the Lincoln Centre of Performing Arts.
17. Alana V. Davis
Alana Davis got an M.B.A. degree from Harvard and worked as a strategic partner and financial planner for CBS mobile at CBS Interactive. Later she worked with Walt Disney for corporate strategic business development. Currently she is working as a strategic partner with Google.
16. David Hammer
David Hammer had two choices, Google and Facebook. He chose Google and after six years working as a product manager, he founded SpotCouncil, which is a site made for expert networks.
15. David Jakus
David Jakus was a skilled fencer just like Mark Zuckerberg and worked six years at Aquiline Investors which is a private equity firm.
14. Colin Jackson
Colin Jackson was a fraternity brother of Mark Zuckerberg and was totally into studying biology and understanding Human body. A few years after he graduated he realized he would be happy to serve the patient’s directly and hence he applied at Tufts school of medicine.
13. Kang-Xing Jin
Jin was a class mate of Mark, as he took some computer science courses in freshman year. Many of his classmates decamped to Palo Alto, however Jin stayed at Harvard. He was able to be accompanied with Mark and joined Facebook after his graduation as the director of Facebook Ads. He is now Engineering at Facebook on News Feed team.
12. Sarah Goodin
Sarah is currently earning an M.F.A. in design studying in the California College of the Arts, hoping to launch her own consultancy firm in order to improve people’s lives.
11. Samyr Laine
Laine still stays in touch with Mark Zuckerberg who was his freshman roommate. They connect mostly through Facebook messages. Samyr has also established himself as an accomplished triple jumper and also competed in the 2012 Olympics. He is also a lawyer and sometimes also works as a memoirist.
10. Zach Bercu
Zach Bercu, a technology enthusiast and a radiology pro, is a graduate in psychology from Harvard and then went on to obtain an M.D. Medicine degree from Emory University. He had spent a year in Israel, becoming fluent in Hebrew. He returned a year later and completed his residency in New York at St. Vincent’s. He is now a resident at Mount Sinai in the department of radiology and has worked on an implementation of Leap Motion related to radiology.
9. Manuel Antonio Aguilar
Manuel Aguilar is a social entrepreneur, as he likes to call himself. He co-founded Quetsol and La Independencia which are renewable energy companies located in Guatemala. He studied at Harvard, where he told the press that he had got most of his pleasant memories and friends. Aguilar is the President of CASSA (Construcción AutoSuficiente, S.A), a construction company offering personalized affordable construction solutions.
8. Andrei Boros
The economics graduate from Harvar, Andrei Boros, pursued a career in trading. He worked with the firm J.P. Morgan Chase, Vicis Capital at first but currently he is serving as an Options Trader at CapeView Capital in London.
7. Mark Kaganovich
Mark Kaganovich, a biochemistry graduate at Harvard, is fond of technology start-ups, a thing he has been doing since high school. In 2009, he got himself enrolled for Ph.D. in Genetics at Stanford. Since the year 2013, Kaganovich has been working as the CEO (and co-founder) of SolveBio based in New York, a company involved in health research, works on changing bioinformatics and assists pharma companies with its analyzed data.
6. Colin Kelly
Being a physics research assistant at Harvard, Collin Kelly studied techniques for analyzing molecular structure. He had pursued a JD degree in Columbia University School of Law and finished it in 2008, after which he took a job at Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP which is a firm located in New York. He now currently works as a Tax Associate at the firm.
5. Andrew McCollum
Facebook’s original logo, featuring a young Al Pacino, was a creation of McCollum’s. He joined Zuckerberg and Moskovitz in Palo Alto in the summer after their sophomore year, working primarily on Wirehog, Zuckerberg’s pet project for file sharing. He was married last year in Rhode Island, in what one reporter called “the geekiest wedding ever” — the wedding programs were written in XML. McCollum is currently an entrepreneur-in-residence at the venture capital firm NEA. On November 20, 2014, Andrew McCollum was announced as new Philo CEO
4. Arie Hasit
Arie Hasit moved to Israel after graduation, where he is working his way to be a rabbi. He also works for a Jewish youth movement which is called NOAM.
3. Dustin Moskovitz
Pe0ple attributed Dustin Moskovitz’s success to him being a Herculean work ethic that is willing to learn an new thing which comes in his way. He co-founded Facebook and was described by Mark as a workaholic and a machine. Dustin Moskovitz left Facebook in the year 2008 in order to build Asana, which is a project management app.
2. Chris Hughes
He was the spokesman for Facebook till the year 2008, after which he left to run Obama’s online presidential campaign in 2008. He also purchased The New Republic in 2012. He announced a major redesign for it and precipitated the greatest staff exodus in the magazine’s 100-year history. After being criticized as a lame mogul, Chris sold the business in 2016.
1. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook was the first person ever to join his own creation with the ID number four, as the first three accounts were blocked off by him for testing. He is still involved in development and innovation for his social networking giant and is ever ready to amaze people with his amazing creativity skills.