Entrepreneur Motivation Story: Facebook Reject Brian Acton Sells WhatsApp To Them For $19 Billion Years Later


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. 

What will you do next time you're rejected? Persistence and resiliency could be worth billions!

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