By Cliff Renfrew – Radar Staff Reporter
The Winklevoss twins have officially ended their battle with Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
They reached a $65 million settlement in 2008 after they claimed Zuckerberg, 27, stole their original idea for the mega-successful networking site.
But in January 2011 the twins, Cameron and Tyler, (both 29) tried to re-open the case, claiming that they should have received more for their appointed stock than the $45 per share they originally agreed on.
They wanted to undo the agreement of $20 million in cash and $45 million in stock – now worth an estimated $100 million – but a US court ruled in April that they could not go back on the deal.
The twins – who rowed together in the 2008 Beijing Olympics – originally created HarvardConnection and later ConnectU with fellow student Divya Narenda and claimed that Zuckerberg, who they employed to help develop their sites, stole their concepts to create Facebook.