Stock Photography’s First Billionaire

Posted on 7/1/2013 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (1)

The stock photography business has its first billionaire. Bloomberg news reported that last week Jonathan Oringer, the founder of Shutterstock Inc. (SSTK) became a billionaire. Oringer owns 18.5 million shares of Shutterstock, or 55 percent of the outstanding shares.  Last week shares of the company reached a record high of $56.44. Today, shares are trading at around $56 per share which makes Oringer’s holding worth in excess of one billion dollars.

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