Just Missed Millions: People Who Left Early Jobs At Billion-Dollar Companies

Robert Cezar Matei
Robert Cezar Matei

By Alyson Shontell

Ali Fedotowsky walked away from Facebook (and probably most of her stock options) when she opted to be ABC's Bachelorette.

Robert Cezar Matei missed his chance to join early Facebook, Square and Instagram teams.

Missing millions hurts. Some people, like Kevin Systrom, went on to make millions after turning down early start-up jobs.

Most live in regret, knowing they let millions of dollars slip through their fingers.

Here are eight talented professionals who came close to being millionaires.