Mark Zuckerberg Didn’t Consult With Facebook’s Lawyers Or Board Of Directors Before Buying Instagram

04.18.12 6 years ago 4 Comments

In a move perhaps intended to remind everyone that he’s the CEO, bitch, hoodie wearing carnivore Mark Zuckerberg flew solo when making the deal for Facebook to purchase Instagram for $1 billion.

Reports Ars Technica:

Zuckerberg and Instagram founder Kevin Systrom are said to have first met on Thursday, April 5, mere hours after Mr. Systrom secured a $50 million investment round led by venture capitalist firms Sequoia, Thrive Capital, Greylock, and Benchmark. The pair talked for three days before finally agreeing to a deal on Sunday afternoon.

Such deals are usually not made so quickly, nor without a cadre of lawyers and financial assistants present, but Mr. Zuckerberg chose to pursue the deal largely on his own. The report says he was afraid of Mr. Systrom reacting negatively had he been approached through lawyers first.

Don’t CEO’s of publicly held companies who do this sort of thing usually, you know, go to jail? Zuck’s just like, “F*CK ALL Y’ALL I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME!”

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