“Zuckerberg IPO Haul Could Top $28 Billion”  — WSJ

So, exactly how much is $28 billion, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s reported stake in the about-to-go-public company?

Enough to buy the nicest home in the Twin Cities.

And every other home, too.  (Actually, just in Minneapolis and St. Paul).

I got that by dividing $28 billion by $150,000 — the average-priced Twin Cities home these days, give or take.

That comes to 186,667 homes — a decent guess as to how many single family homes exist in both cities.

P.S.:  I can actually imagine some downsides to having that much dough.

Like, how much do you have to leave for a tip at a restaurant without having the wait staff think you’re a cheap skate?

And .  . . yup . . dodging Realtors all eager to discuss “amazing opportunities just for you.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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