Monday, April 30, 2012

Facebook billionaire shuns luxury for startup life

Dustin Moskovitz
Dustin Moskovitz

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Dustin Moskovitz is by many accounts the world's youngest self-made billionaire. But the 27-year-old isn't sipping champagne in the Caribbean.
Instead he's thrown himself back into San Francisco's startup mix, even as Facebook's looming IPO seems likely to send his wealth spiraling even higher.
Mr Moskovitz and his friend Mr Justin Rosenstein, a former Facebooker himself worth US$150 million, head a company called Asana, which just launched the first paid version of its online project management service. During a recent interview at their inconspicuous Mission District offices, the pair said they come to work every day because, their fortunes already made, they still have to do something with their lives.
'When we think of work, we think of work as an act of service, as an act of love for humanity,' said Mr Rosenstein, 28.