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Jimmy Iovine blew his chance to be an early investor in Facebook

Interscope founder Jimmy Iovine might have been an early investor in Facebook — had he not blown it with Mark Zuckerberg in a disastrous 2007 assembly.

Within the new e-book, “A-Listing Angels,” Zack O’Malley Greenburg writes, “Jimmy is 45 minutes late to this assembly. And he says, ‘Oh, I’m sorry I’m late. Our jet received in … after which we swung by Apple to see Steve.’ Like, my large buddy, Steve [Jobs], and never realizing that Zuck was in a short time going to be a much bigger deal [than Iovine].”

Iovine mentioned, “I can’t use Facebook. Persons are going to be messaging me left and proper, and I’m going to be overwhelmed.” Zuck knew in 5 minutes the assembly would quantity to nothing and ended it early.

Don’t really feel unhealthy for Iovine, who then teamed with Dr. Dre to kind Beats, bought to Apple in 2013 for $3.2 billion.

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