Time Magazine was spot on with their comment: 2010 was definitely the year of the internet entrepreneur. With a best-selling (Golden Globe award-winning) movie about his story, a net worth of $7 billion and a now rumored $50 billion valuation of Facebook, why not give Mark Zuckerberg Man of the Year?
It’s Not Just Facebook!
Linda Gridley, CEO of Gridley & Co., sounded the same message at the recent 10th Annual Marketing Services, Internet and Financial Technology Conference in NYC. “It’s not just Facebook,” Gridley said, “Add Groupon, Zynga and Twitter to name a few. When else in history have we seen a three-year old company (Groupon) not only receive a $6 billion offer to sell, but turn it down? These internet entrepreneurs are creating real value at record paces and investors are jumping in any way they can.“