Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Former Facebook Executive Still in the Field

• Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Chamath Palihapitiya

It was recently brought to our attention that one of the remaining players in today's field is none other than Chamath Palihapitiya, former VP of Growth, Mobile and International for Facebook. Back in June, Palihapitiya left Facebook to launch the Social+Capital Partnership. In the meantime, it appears he's found time to play a little poker.

If you want to know a little more about Palihapitiya, check out his Executive Bio that was listed on Facebook:

"Chamath Palihapitiya is the Vice President of User Growth, Mobile and International at Facebook and, since 2008, has led a cross functional team responsible for driving the growth of Facebook's userbase through product, virality, marketing and internationalization efforts on both the web and mobile. Prior to his current role at Facebook, Chamath oversaw Facebook Platform from its launch in 2007 and led the team that built and initially scaled Facebook’s online advertising product. Chamath joined Facebook from The Mayfield Fund, a leading venture capital firm in Silicon Valley where he led consumer Internet, advertising and technology investments. Prior to Mayfield, Chamath spent five years with AOL in roles of increasing responsibility, culminating in his position as the Vice President and General Manager of AIM and ICQ. Chamath began his career as a derivatives trader before leaving finance to work for Internet music pioneers Winamp and Spinner.com. Chamath grew up in Canada and graduated first class honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo."

Palihapitiya is currently sitting on a stack of 700,000.

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