Question: Who Owns WhatsApp?

Who currently owns WhatsApp?

Jan Koum

Is Mark Zuckerberg the owner of WhatsApp?

Brian Acton, a co-founder of WhatsApp, has broken his silence about leaving Facebook three years after his company was acquired for $16 billion. In an explosive interview with Forbes, Acton outlined tensions with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg about introducing ads into WhatsApp.

Is WhatsApp owned by Google?

WhatsApp Inc. Facebook, Inc. Jan Koum incorporates WhatsApp in California. Brian Acton persuades five ex-Yahoo!


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Who owns Instagram and WhatsApp?

Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1bn (£760m), and WhatsApp in 2014 for $19bn. The App Annie ranking highlights just how much power and control Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has. The four main apps that Zuckerberg oversees boast more than a billion users each.