Man Claims To Own 84% Of Facebook
from the and-I-invented-google dept
But this latest claim may be the most bizarre of all. Some guy, who is currently fighting charges in New York State of taking $200,000 from customers for a wood-pellet fuel business (you can't make this stuff up), apparently claims to have come up with a contract from Zuckerberg that offered him 50% of Facebook for designing the company's website. The terms of the "deal" seem strange: a $1,000 fee and a 50 percent stake in the product plus an additional 1 percent interest in the business, per day, until the website was completed. This makes no sense, of course. First of all, why would Zuckerberg give away 50% of the site to the guy he hired to design it... and why would he offer the guy additional percentage points if the guy was slow in finishing? So, the whole thing sounds farfetched. Even if, somehow, this contract turns out to be real, some have pointed out that the statute of limitations in New York probably makes it meaningless.