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True, reported by CNBC, a technology millionaire and former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer named Mark Zuckerberg never approached to buy Facebook. This was done when he still held the position of CEO of Microsoft.
Surprisingly enough, this offer submitted in 2010, at a time when Facebook is still not so social networking 'giants' like now. Ballmer bids submitted amounted to only USD 24 billion, or the equivalent of 312 trillion rupiahs.
As an illustration, we can use the context of the remission of tax or Tax Amnesty in Indonesia. The tax revenue target of Tax Amnesty is 165 trillion rupiah. Imagine, the value of Facebook at the time yet for now, has been a doubling of the tax revenue target of privilege Tax Amnesty in Indonesia.
Bids were actually quite lucrative, unthinkingly rejected by Zuckerberg. Apparently it is the right decision for Zuckerberg, as Facebook become one of the giants of technology in the world today.
How not, the market value of Facebook is now about to reach $ 374 billion. In addition, reported by Forbes, Zuckerberg is now the fourth richest person in the world with the 'net worth' of USD 56 million.
Steve Ballmer himself who is now the owner of the NBA basketball team Los Angeles Clippers, is the CEO of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014, before being replaced by Satya Nadella. Forbes put the Ballmer on the order to 15 in the list of richest people in the world, with the 'net worth' of USD 28 million.