Why Unsung Co-Founder of WhatsApp Brian Acton Is Leav
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Why Unsung Co-Founder of WhatsApp Brian Acton Is Leaving The Company He Created

Why Stanford Alumnus Brian Acton, WhatsApp Co-founder is Leaving The Company

Why Unsung Co-Founder of WhatsApp Brian Acton Is Leaving The Company He Created

The Choices made by someone are are often a measuring rod of their ideologies. The difference between the leaders and the sheep resides in a fine line of risk taking behavior. The leaders never cease to be hungry and foolish and the latest to join the league is WhatsApp's co founder Brian Acton.

After investing 8 years of his life to the message portal, now owned by Facebook, Acton is ready to start another adventure. Acton took to facebook on tuesday to announce the news , expressing gratitude to Whatapp users and enthusiasm to launch his new venture. The official announcement declares Acton’s leave by November this year. He will be handing over his responsibilities to other engineers prior his leave.

In his Facebook post, Acton Wrote, “I’ve decided to start a nonprofit focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology, and communications. “It’s something I’ve thought about for a while, and now it’s time to just focus and execute. I’ll have more to share in the coming months.”

With an estimated net worth of 6.5 billion, Acton is currently leading the engineer team of whatsApp and aim to direct all his earnings on his ambitious dream. Acton co-founded WhatsApp with Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum in 2009. Prior to whatsApp, ironically, Acton had interviewed for facebook but wasn't hired only to become the very co founder of now Facebook owned WhatsApp.

After being acquired by Facebook in 2014 for a whopping 19$ billion, the financial dynamics have surely changed for Acton. His departure will be hard to be accounted for and Facebook will soon dive into its hiring process for the same. However, there was no response from the social networking giant to comment on Acton’s departure.

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