The graffiti artist who is about to become a Facebook millionaire

A front page story in today’s New York Times mentions that graffiti artist David Choe took Facebook stock instead of cash for painting the walls of Facebook’s first headquarters and that his shares are expected to be worth about $200 million when Facebook stock trades publicly.

Who is David Choe? Here is is his Wikipedia page and here is his Twitter feed. On Facebook, his friends are congratulating him and asking: “Are you really a gazillionaire now?”

On his website, Choe shows off the mural painting he did for the first Facebook office, and writes that he “found out they cut the walls out of all my paintings and sent them to all the facebook offices around the world.”