Facebook tuned him down, later sold WhatsApp to them for $19 billion, the epic story of Brain Acton

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The story of life is sometimes very interesting. Learning from people who have prevailed through odd circumstances can help you position yourself better for tomorrow.

The story of Brian Acton is an inspiring one indeed that everyone can use to encourage himself as we push through the ladder of life.

A failure today might be the end of life. Certain things may happen today that will rather be preparing you for a bigger heights tomorrow.

Brian Acton is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is the executive chairman of the Signal Technology Foundation, which he co-founded with Moxie Marlinspike in 2018. As of January 10, 2022.

Acton also serves as interim CEO of Signal Messenger LLC. He was formerly employed at Yahoo!, and co-founded WhatsAppa mobile messaging application which was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for US$19 billion, with Jan Koum.

He left WhatsApp in September 2017 to start the Signal Foundation. According to Forbes (2020), Acton is the 836th-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $2.5 billion. What many don't know is the fact that Facebook ones rejected Brain Acton when he wanted to work with them in 2009.

Brain Acton made a post sometimes ago about how he was tuned down by Facebook on a job offer. He did not give up on his dreams but remained focused and later, he sold WhatsApp to Facebook at $19 billion.

Whatever is happening to you today, might be preparing you for bigger and a brighter future and probably preparing you to surprise someone people who casted doubt on you sometime back.

Acton noted that the rejection by Facebook gave him the opportunity to connect with new people that have helped him to be what he is today. Don't only curse those who reject you, some of them are helping you unknowingly.

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