“Howard Stern, the greatest interviewer of all-time,” graffiti artist David Choe says as he walks into Stern’s offices to be interviewed. But no matter how great Choe’s exchange with Stern is, it can’t be as great as the exchange Choe made ten years ago with founding Facebook president Sean Parker. That exchange is what brings Choe to Howard Stern’s attention in the first place — because instead of getting $60,000 for his work painting Facebook’s first offices, Choe let himself be convinced by Parker to take stock in Facebook instead.
By the time Stern interviews Choe in 2014, that stock is worth $200 million. (And if he’s held onto it, it’s worth far more today.) You can buy some of Choe’s work for less than $200 million here.
Here’s the Choe-Stern interview:
And here’s the attitude that allowed Choe to make the deal: