Eduardo Saverin: No Hard Feelings Between Him And Zuckerberg
If you have seen the movie, “The Social Network” you will notice that Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin were close friends in college but equity in the company tore their friendship apart. Just like in the movie, Zuckerberg had diluted Saverin’s shares in the company heavily in real life. A lawsuit between the two led to the increase in Saverin’s ownership again. Brazilian news magazine Veja recently interviewed Saverin and he revealed that he does not have any hard feelings towards Zuckerberg.
“I have only good things to say about Mark, there are no hard feelings between us. His focus on the company since its very first day is anything short of admirable. He was a visionary, he always knew that the only way for Facebook to grow was to maintain its central idea, that of people truly presenting themselves as they are, without nicknames or pseudonyms. That’s Facebook’s biggest strength, what allowed us to transform it into an instrument of protest, like what happened in Egypt, but also in an instrument of business, not to mention a way of naturally connecting with friends.”
Saverin pointed out that The Social Network movie made him look more aggressive than he actually is. Towards the end of the movie, Saverin was portrayed as walking up to Mark Zuckerberg and smashing his laptop after finding out his shares were diluted while his enemy Sean Parker was running the show. “I would never throw a laptop at someone, like it appears in the movie,” said Saverin. “Not even at Mark.”This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry