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Facebook sets IPO at $28 to $35 a share

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will sell 30 million of his own personal shares as part of the IPO.

This final note on the way out. The last words you'll hear from me on the Facebook IPO until it actually happens in a couple of weeks. The company amended its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Mostly run of the mill stuff. They adjusted their price range, they're figuring $28 to $35 a share. Looking to raise $10 billion or so.

Here's the best part, though. Founder Mark Zuckerberg's going to sell 30 million of his own personal shares as part of the IPO. Cash on the barrelhead -- that's a billion dollars in his pocket right away. And even after that, he's still going to control 57 percent of the voting stock.

Nice work if you can get it.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.
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