Facebook Once Rejected WhatsApp Founder for a Job

Now it's buying his company for $19 billion

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Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Four years ago, Brian Acton—who is now selling his company WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion—was looking for a job after 11 years at Yahoo. Here are a few of his Tweets from that job hunt, as noted by TechCrunch.

After Facebook said no to Acton, he and a colleague from Yahoo, Jan Koum, decided to work on their own startup. WhatsApp, an instant messaging company, was born.

On Wednesday, Facebook announced it’s buying WhatsAPP for $19 billion, its biggest acquisition ever.

It sure must feel good.


Thanks for rejection,great works were created,what a nice  twist of life!!


The rejection was the best thing that ever happened to him, it appears. And, I believe those at Facebook have that open minded sense where they will almost all think that as well. As if he was lucky they declined him and will be open and funny about it!