Saverin: Feud With Zuckerberg Is 'Hollywood Fantasy'

He avoids Facebook for privacy reasons
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2012 12:56 PM CDT

Remember the scene in The Social Network where Eduardo Saverin flips out at Mark Zuckerbeg, who has sneakily shrunk his share of the company? Well Saverin says it was all "Hollywood fantasy." The Facebook co-founder gave a rare interview with the Brazilian magazine Veja, in which he insists he has "only good things to say about Mark, there are no hard feelings between us," according to a translation quoted in Forbes. "He was a visionary."

Other tidbits from the interview:

  • He thinks the idea central to Facebook's success is "that of people truly presenting themselves as they are, without nicknames or pseudonyms."
  • "I am investing like a crazy person, mostly in internet startups," he says. "I believe there's a new Facebook out there to be found. Where? My guess is in healthcare."
  • He insists once again that renouncing his US citizenship was "strictly based on my interest of living and working in Singapore."
  • On the aforementioned Social Network: "I would never throw a laptop at someone, like it appears in the movie. Not even at Mark."
  • Why is his Facebook page so sparse? "I don’t like showing my privacy online."
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