Facebook entered our lives in the year 2004 and has become one of the most influential segments of all of our lives. Today with a daily user base of 1.47 million people, Facebook is the MOST used social media platform in the whole world.
The Office culture at Facebeook is also said to be the best because of its highly employee-friendly atmosphere. Here’s a list of 8 of the most early employees of Facebook – and where they are now!
Mark Zuckerberg (2004-Present)
The man who founded Facebook while studying at Harvard University has been with Facebook through thick and thin. Starting from 2004, when the company was born until today when it’s the most used Social Media platform in the whole world, Mark Zuckerberg has been here the longest.
He’s the CEO who has led Facebook during its first appearance at the New York stock exchange and its acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram. He is the one handling the allegations and problems against the platform regarding privacy and presidential election issues, all to keep Facebook at the top.
Chris Cox (2005-2019)
Christopher Chris Cox has been the Chief Product officer at Facebook working closely with Mark Zuckerberg. He was also the Head of staff on product development for the company until he opted out recently.
He’s received his education from Stanford University and is a computer scientist. His most instrumental role was of the Newsfeed system at Facebook, the design and introduction of the same.
Adam D’ Angelo (2004-2008)
A man of Italian descent, who studied at California Institute of technology, he was the Chief Technical Officer at Facebook till 2008. Along with that, he was the head of engineering for the platform, leading its ad targeting infrastructure.
However, he left the company to build his own name. He founded the most popular and renowned knowledge sharing platform, Quora.
Dave Morin (2006-2010)
A former Apple marketing employee, he joined Facebook in 2006 as a senior platform manager. He is known to be the creator and mind behind Facebook platform and Facebook connect during his time in Facebook.
However, he left the company in 2010 to start his own social media platform ‘Path’. However, his venture ended in 2018 when the platform went out of service. Moreover, he has also found a venture capital firm, ‘Slow ventures’ and is a known Angel investor.
Chris Hughes (2004-2007)
Another Harvard graduate, he co-founded Facebook along with Mark Zuckerberg. He was the spokesperson for Facebook and took the head of the product team position at Facebook’s Palo Alto Headquarters.
He was also employed as the publisher and editor-in-chief of New Republic for 4 years and left Facebook in 2007 to volunteer for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Dustin Moskovitz (2004 – 2008)
Again, another co-founder of Facebook and a Harvard University graduate, he has been with the platform since its early days. He was the first Chief technological officer and head of engineering of the company.
However, in 2008, he left the company to start his own company called Asana. In 2011, Forbes called him to be the youngest self-made billionaire.
Matt Cohler (2004-2008)
One of the first employees of Facebook after its shift to Silicon Valley, he was the Vice president of product management. However, he was unofficially also considered as a chief advisor to Mark Zuckerberg during his time with the company.
He left the company to be a partner at Benchmark Capital and was called one of the top Top technology investors by Forbes. He is also a part of the Board of companies like Uber and Tinder.
Sheryl Sandberg (2008-Present)
A comparatively recent addition to the company, she was previously a part of Google. In 2008, she joined Facebook at its Chief Operating Officer and got elected to the company’s board of directors in 2012, becoming the first woman to do so.
She is also the founder of Leanin.org and was in the news for testifying about Facebook’s data breaches in front of the Senate intelligence committee.