The graffiti artist, who will net $200 million in the Facebook IPO, says he was offered oral sex every day for the rest of his life, in exchange for a $2 million slice of his new wealth.
David Choe gambled on stock, turning down cash, when he painted the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto back in 2005, a decision that will make him an overnight millionaire when the company makes their initial public offering later this spring.
The 35-year-old took a considerable risk when he turned down $60,000 cash for a social networking website that he regarded as a pale imitation of MySpace.
But while most of us would be ecstatic to find ourselves a millionaire 200 times over, the art school drop out says he hates his new found fame and fortune, as it means that ‘more people will bother him’, Good Morning America reported.
Choe said he was at home in bed when he first realised he’d been outed alongside around 1,000 Facebook employees who will become millionaires after the blockbuster $5 billion flotation.
He said: ‘ I got a text from a woman I hadn’t spoken to in five years and she offered me oral sex every day for the rest of my life for $2 million.’
‘Just out of the blue. It was out of nowhere and I was like ‘What the hell is happening?’’
The anguished artist places more value on his privacy than the money.
He explained: ‘I cannot buy my privacy back. Every news organisation in the world is beating down the door trying to get an interview and I’m like ‘Oh my God’.