In 2005, artist David Choe painted graffiti-style murals inside and around Facebook’s first headquarters in Palo Alto, California, though he considered the idea of Facebook “ridiculous and pointless.” They offered to pay him his couple of thousand dollars in shares instead of cash. He said, sure. Now, those shares are worth $200,000,000 now that the company has gone public. Take that, Damien Hirst.
According to Choe, “they cut the walls out of all my paintings and sent them to all the Facebook offices around the world.” He also doodled on Zuckerberg’s laptop. Not a bad payday, huh?