Here’s What Zuckerberg Said to Employees Before Ringing the Opening Bell (Video)

Haven’t gotten enough coverage of Facebook’s initial public offering yet? Here’s a video of CEO Mark Zuckerberg giving a speech to employees before ringing the opening bell on Friday.

“Our mission isn’t to be a public company,” he said. “Our mission is to make the world more open and connected.”

The speech, which was shot by Bloomberg, took place at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., the day after it raised $16 billion in one of the biggest IPOs in recent history.

Zuckerberg added that it took eight years to turn Facebook into the largest community in the history of the world, and said, “I can’t wait to see what you’ll do, going forward.”

As a bonus, here’s Zuck accepting a hoodie from the Nasdaq.


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