Short Bytes: In an interview with CNBC, Steve Ballmer told that while he was the CEO of Microsoft, he approached Mark Zuckerberg. He made an offer of $24 billion, a lot less than Facebook’s current worth. However, Zuckerberg turned down Ballmer’s offer.
Mark Zuckerberg turned down Ballmer’s $24 billion offer for Facebook to become a Microsoft company. And it appears he made the right decision.
“I respect that,” Ballmer told CNBC. “You have to have a willing seller.”
According to Forbes’ real-time billionaire list, Ballmer is currently the 23rd billionaire with a net worth of $28.3 billion. Credits should be given to his Microsoft stocks. Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $56.6 billion and he is at number 5.
Steve Ballmer, now 60, served Microsoft’s CEO from 2000 to 2014. He is the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and has invested in Twitter. Ballmer has also made news for being a potential buyer for Twitter but he said that he never had any plans to buy the company.
Here is an old clip of the owner of Clippers:
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