They are smart people who let millions of dollars slip through their fingers. Their mistake: Leaving a job at an early start-up that went on to become super-hot, or, just as bad, turning those jobs down.
When the Facebook IPO arrives, many of its employees are almost certain to hit it rich -- and they're getting an extra benefit no one would have expected: The company will pay the taxes on their stock profits. Crazy? Recent history says not. Here's why:
Facebook may finally be ready to go public in the second quarter of 2012. At an estimated valuation of $100 billion, the social networking giant is probably no longer a ground-floor opportunity -- but could even that number be too low?