Chris Hughes Got Lucky With Facebook, Now He Wants Everyone To Have A Shot

Get the Full StoryHughes made hundreds of millions from Facebook. In his new book, “Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn,” he advocates for a form of basic income to pull Americans out of poverty.

When Facebook had its IPO in 2012 and raised 104 billion, Chris Hughes walked away with 500 million. As Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard roommate, and Facebook’s second ever member, he managed to turn a few years work into a vast fortune. He didn’t even have to code. Hughes’s role in the early years was as Zuck’s “empath”–the one person in the geek team who could communicate and relate to the outside world.Read Full Story