Slideshow: Top 10 Biggest Winners in LinkedIn’s Moon-Shot IPO

Remember when I speculated that the LinkedIn IPO might not make Reid Hoffman a billionaire? Open mouth, insert foot. With LinkedIn’s initial public offering today, Herr Hoffman is a billionaire two times over (at least at LNKD’s intraday share price of more than $100).

But the LinkedIn co-founder and chairman isn’t the only one who has made out like a bandit in the IPO. Four venture firms — Bain Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Greylock Partners and Sequoia Capital — as a group hold shares worth in excess of $4 billion.

Following is a slideshow of the top 10 biggest winners in the IPO — based on LNKD’s price of $107.00 per share at 12:27 p.m. EDT. Given that the stock zoomed from an opening price of $80 to as much as $122.70 today, it is anyone’s guess as to where it will finally close at the end of the day. Still, that won’t affect our rankings.

(Note: All of the data in the following slideshow, except for share price and share value, are from LinkedIn’s most recent S-1 filing. Biographical info is from the S-1 and profiles on LinkedIn.)

[slideshow]

[slide title="No. 10: Yan Pujante"]
Yan Pujante
Member of LinkedIn founding team and LI’s former Chief Software Architect. Presently owner of pongasoft, a Java software developer
Shares owned prior to offering: 785,250
Shares offered in IPO: 40,000
Shares owned after offering: 745,250
Value of shares (at $107 price): $79.7 MILLION

[slide title="No. 9: Konstantin Guericke"]
Konstantin Guericke
Co-founder and former VP of Marketing of LinkedIn
Shares owned prior to offering: 901,000
Shares offered in IPO: 31,000
Shares owned after offering: 870,000
Value of shares (at $107 price): $93.1 MILLION

[slide title="No. 8: Steven Sordello"]
Steven Sordello
Senior Vice President and CFO of LinkedIn
Shares owned prior to offering: 907,327
Shares offered in IPO: 25,000
Shares owned after offering: 882,327
Value of shares (at $107 price): $94.4 MILLION

[slide title="No. 7: Eric Ly"]
Eric Ly
Co-founder and founding CTO of LinkedIn. Presently an angel investor, venture partner at Wellington Partners and CEO of startup Presdo, which makes a group scheduling service.
Shares owned prior to offering: 1,365,750
Shares offered in IPO: 65,750
Shares owned after offering: 1,300,000
Value of shares (at $107 price): $139.1 MILLION

[slide title="No. 6: Jeffrey Weiner"]
Jeffrey Weiner
CEO of LinkedIn
Shares owned prior to offering: 2,322,726
Shares offered in IPO: 115,335
Shares owned after offering: 2,207,391
Value of shares (at $107 price): $236.2 MILLION

[slide title="No. 5: Bain"]
Bain Capital Venture Integral Investors
Shares owned prior to offering: 4,359,198
Shares offered in IPO: 653,880
Shares owned after offering: 3,705,318
Value of shares (at $107 price): $396.5 MILLION

[slide title="No. 4: Bessmer"]
Bessemer Venture Partners
Shares owned prior to offering: 4,578,253
Shares offered in IPO: –
Shares owned after offering: 4,578,253
Value of shares (at $107 price): $489.9 MILLION

[slide title="No. 3: Greylock"]
Greylock Partners
Shares owned prior to offering: 14,047,978
Shares offered in IPO: –
Shares owned after offering: 14,047,978
Value of shares (at $107 price): $1.5 BILLION

[slide title="No. 2: Sequoia"]
Sequoia Capital
Shares owned prior to offering: 16,840,309
Shares offered in IPO: –
Shares owned after offering: 16,840,309
Value of shares (at $107 price): $1.8 BILLION

[slide title="No. 1: Reid Hoffman"]
Reid Hoffman
Co-founder and Chairman of LinkedIn, GP at Greylock
Shares owned prior to offering: 19,066,032
Shares offered in IPO: 115,335
Shares owned after offering: 18,950,697
Value of shares (at $107 price): $2.03 BILLION

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