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.