Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014.
Whether Koum's principles will be made to disappear within Facebook, however, is another matter entirely. WhatsApp was created
The winners here are truly big winners. WhatsApp's fifty-five employees are now enormously rich. Its two founders are now billionaires. And the partners of the venture capital firm that financed it have also reaped a fortune. And the rest of us?