Eduardo Saverin says he has nothing against Zuckerberg and considers him “a visionary”
Eduardo Saverin, who recently was in the midst of the controversy by giving up U.S. citizenship , said he had no grudge against Mark Zuckerberg, although forced him to leave the company at the beginning of Facebook.
“I can only speak good about Mark, no hard feelings between us,” said the Brazilian newspaper Saverin Veja. “He was a visionary, always knew that the only way to make Facebook grow was to keep its central idea that people are presented as they really were, no pseudonyms or nicknames,” he said.
Zuckerberg Saverin diluted shares, reducing its share to other shareholders could enter, and ended up firing him from the company in 2005, so the Brazilian could be sufficient reason for not being happy with the current CEO of the largest social network the world.
According Saverin, things were not as raw as discussed in the movie “The Social Network” and that was what made Hollywood “fantasy” that exaggerated the tension between them. “Never throw a laptop to someone, as it appears in the film. Not even Mark “he said.
With regard to the renunciation of U.S. citizenship, said Saverin decided only by their interest in working in Singapore. “I am grateful and pay hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes to the U.S. government. I paid and continue paying the taxes due on all that I gained while I was a U.S. citizen, “he said.
Eduardo’s father, Robert, said that “he did not because he wanted, he had no choice but to live in Singapore. All movement is more restricted financial and bureaucratic when you have American passport. There was no other way. “
Saverin emigrated with his parents from Brazil to the United States when he was 10, and since 2009 lives in Singapore.Eduardo Saverin, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Saverin