Twitter IPO: Who Gets Rich? Twitter’s S-1 filing offered the first look at how company execs are compensated. The big winner is Ev Williams, who owns 12% of Twitter. The biggest loser is Biz Stone, a company co-founder whose name does not appear anywhere in the company’s S-1.
Second on the compensation scale is Peter Fenton, who owns 6.7% of the company. Another co-founder, Jack Dorsey, who owns 4.9% of the company. Rounding out the list is CEO Dick Costolo, who owns 1.6% of Twitter.
Costolo also draws an annual salary of $200,000 (which was amended to $14,000 in August 2013) but will get an additional $8.4 million in stock awards and $2.9 million in options for total of $11.5 million last year.
Adam Bain, Twitter’s chief revenue officer, meanwhile, also got $200,000 in salary plus stock and options worth $6.7 million last year, according to the filing. Christopher Fry, Twitter’s SVP of engineering, got $145,513 in salary plus a $100,000 bonus and stock awards worth $10 million.