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Who owns Twitter?

Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

Twitter has come a long way since its launch seven years ago. But it wouldn't be the company it is today if it some generous investors hadn't stepped up in its infancy.

(Read more: Facebook friends Twitter-like trending topics )

Here's a look at the some of Twitter's biggest backers.

Be sure to tune in to CNBC's premier of "Twitter Revolution" on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

By CNBC's Cadie Thompson. Follow her on Twitter @CadieThompson.

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  • Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.

  • Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.

  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.

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  • Lipton is CNBC's technology correspondent, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau.

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