Facebook Reject Brian Acton Sells WhatsApp For $19 Billion

Brian Acton was a software engineer that was looking for a new opportunity but was met with the obstacle known as rejection. While he worked for over a decade at Yahoo & Apple, he got turned down by Twitter and then Facebook. These days both of those companies sincerely regret that decision. 

When Brian Acton couldn't find work at another big-name company, he took his chances on the start-up route instead. Teaming up with another Yahoo alum Jan Koum that helped build messaging app WhatsApp. In 2014 Facebook bought WhatsApp for a stunning $19 billion in stock and cash. Now he is incredibly wealth and set for life in 2024.

What will you do next time you are rejected? Persistence and resiliency could be worth billions! Never give up!

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