Brian Acton Net Worth is$3.8 Billion
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Brian Acton net worth: Brian Acton is an American internet entrepreneur who has a net worth of $3.8 billion. Brian Acton is a co-founder of the immensely popular messaging service WhatsApp. On February 19, 2014, Facebook agreed to purchase WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock. At the time of deal's announcement, Acton's 20% stake was worth $3.8 billion. Facebook announced that it was paying for the company with 184 million common shares of stock and $4 billion in cash. Facebook also set aside 46 million extra shares of stock that will be vested for the WhatsApp founders as long as the remain at the company. WhatsApp is the world's most popular messaging service. It allows users of smartphones to send text messages, group chats and photos through the app without having a text message plan. The messages instead go towards the user's data plan. WhatsApp is incredibly popular outside of the United States where people are much more likely to have text conversations with friends and co-workers who live outside of their country. Text message plans are also very expensive in some of these countries. As of February 2014, 450 million people use WhatsApp around the world with one million new users signing up every day. Brian Acton is a former Yahoo engineer. While at Yahoo he met future WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum. The duo left Yahoo in 2009 and founded WhatsApp soon after.
With Jan Koum founder of WhatsApp. Former employee of Yahoo!.
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WhatsApp Saw a Loss of USD 230M in First Half of 2014

Shown Above: WhatsApp co-founders Jan Koum (L) and Brian Acton(R) In a filing Tuesday, social networking company Facebook said that Whats App lost around USD 230 million in the first half of the year on revenue of USD 15 million despite having 600 million ...
Posted: October 22, 2016, 8:09 pm

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WhatsApp remains committed to user privacy despite a recent move to start sharing some data with parent Facebook Inc. that alarmed some users and regulators, co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton said. (published 2336 GMT Tuesday) LendingClub to Offer Auto ...
Posted: October 25, 2016, 6:32 pm

WhatsApp's creators say they're committed to users' privacy

Co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton explained Tuesday during the Wall Street Journal's WSJ.D Live global technology conference in Laguna Beach, California, that the instant messaging app's plans to help its one billion users better communicate with ...
Posted: October 25, 2016, 7:07 pm
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