Eduardo Saverin: Facebook co-founder

September 23, 2010

Meet Eduardo Saverin, Facebook co-founder. While many of us associate the mastermind behind the social networking powerhouse to be Mark Zuckerberg, what you don’t know is that Zuckerberg had a group of individuals helping to launch the now famous website. Saverin has just now recently been named publicly as the co-founder of Facebook after legal action that erupted after the fallout between Zuckerberg and Saverin. Read more and see photos here!

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Eduardo Saverin, Facebook co-founder, is getting the recognition he deserves. Alongside Mark Zuckerberg, Saverin helped to develop the popular social networking site. Just recently we are hearing about Eduardo’s part in making Facebook possible. The relationship between Zuckerberg and Saverin has been a rocky one, but despite their quarrels, Saverin is still entitled to his 5% share of Facebook’s revenue and the co-founder title behind his name.

It was back in his college years (his sophomore year) at Harvard where Eduardo met Zuckerberg. He served as the business manager during the development of Facebook.

Come October 1st, we will be able to the Social Network movie that shows how Facebook came to fruition. And Saverin’s role is rather interesting as we have discovered that several internal conflicts took place between Mark and Eduardo. When investors became interested in Facebook, Saverin was fading into Zuckerberg’s shadow. Ultimately, the company grew and Saverin was left out of any recognition. The latter resulted in a lawsuit that Saverin ended up winning. His prize package? The co-founder title behind his name and a 5% share of Facebook.

Even though Saverin is not allowed to discuss what happened during his time with Zuckerberg and company, what went down will be portrayed in the upcoming movie The Social Network here and check out the official trailer for the flick that is generating Oscar buzz below. I am excited to see this drama unfold!

What do you think of Eduardo Saverin and the story behind the development of Facebook? Leave your comments in the space below.

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  1. 1
    Jeanette Says:

    Wooo I’m excited for this movie to come out!

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    Michael Says:

    Just saw an advanced screening of “The Social Network,” directed by David Fincher. It’s definitely one of the best films I’ve seen this year. Eduardo Saverin’s character, portrayed beautifully by Andrew Garfield, is one to remember. Jesse Eisenberg did a great job as Zuckerberg as well. I felt for both characters, actually.

  3. 3
    Stacy Says:

    Ooh this movie looks good! I’m totally hooked now!

  4. 4
    Rachelle Says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie!

  5. 5
    Miriam Says:

    Nobody can wait

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    Mara Fenton Says:

    Saw the movie today … good movie — Zuckerberg would not be where he is today without Saverin. Wonder if the way the Saverin was treated was really true? If so … shame on you, Mark. And what is with Ryan Parker? Is he really such an insensitive asshole?

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    Ivannia Sanguesa Says:

    Wonderful and excilirating movie. Zuckerman is definitely a “jerk” for being so ungrateful to his very only friend (Eduardo) he had at the time. I could bet my life he still has no friends!!!

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    Lady Yaa Says:

    What is in the dark, must come into the light as has the movie dipiction of a very real,and very true historical moment in time. Glad to see justice served, and still being served for the benefit fo all concerned. Much lessons to be learnt from their experience. A must see, feel and hear!, so get your ticket NOW!!!!!

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    jerkberg Says:

    Zuckberg is an asshole for sure! Eduardo deserves his 30% share, not 5% which he got.

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    aaani Says:

    mark is such an asshole…uduardo deserves his 30%.

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