Top 10 Facts about WhatsApp’ Founder Brian Acton

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Who is the newest billionaire in town? that would be Whatsapp’ co-founder Brian Acton, who  sold his business to Facebook for $19 billion, Mark Zuckerberg will give Brian and partner in crime Jan Kaum $12 billion in Facebook shares, $3 billion in restricted stocks and $4 billion in cash. Want to know  a few interesting  things about Brian? Check this top facts about Mr. Acton

#1 He was born Brian Lange Acton

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#2 Acton was born in Michigan in 1972 to Norma Acton.

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#3 He studied engineering at the University of Central Florida and graduated in 1988

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#4 In 1991 graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied computer science and economics.

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#5 Acton received his BS in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1994

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#6 In May, 1992 got a job at Rockwell International as Systems administrator

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#7 The year after that  became a hardware test engineer at Apple, left in May, 1994 and came back in August as Software engineer.

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#8 In May, 1994 became a QA engineer at Adobe

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#9 Brian became Yahoo! employee #44 in 1996, worked as Software engineer, then senior software engineer, principal software engineer, director of engineering, VP of engineering and left Yahoo! Inc in October, 2007

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#10 Co-Founded WhatsApps in November, 2009, we suspect Brian Acton is married to a pretty lady name Nancy.

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Brian Acton is on Twitter here and Facebook here