He worked in companies such as Yahoo and Apple Computer, but he rejected by two major companies Facebook and Twitter the biggest Social Media giants.
Later, he built an application that was obtained by Facebook in the year 2014. He is none other than Brian Acton, the Co-founder of WhatsApp.
He born in Michigan and grew up in Central Florida. He has done computer science and graduated from Stanford University.
During his Yahoo days, he met Jan Koum, the co-founder of WhatsApp.
Back in the year 2009, they applied on Facebook, but both have rejected for the job.
Finally, Brian Acton teamed with Jan Koum and developed WhatsApp, that integrated on his birthday Feb 24, 2009.
Through the years, WhatsApp became probably the most widely used applications around the globe.
Both the founders agreed to sell off WhatsApp to Facebook for USD 19 billion in cash and stock. Where USD 15 billion in the form of Stocks and USD 4 billion in money.
According to Brian Acton, life is about adventures and achieving success or nothing. This thrill helped him to develop WhatsApp, that is now using by over 1 billion users around the world.
The man who had been once rejected as a job seeker at Facebook now holds stakes in the business. Brian Acton, who’s currently ranked 190th wealthiest man in the United States has lovingly tweeted from his personal Twitter accounts about his rejection story by Facebook and Twitter, which inspired millions of people to stand up again after their failures.