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Brian Acton is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who founded the company, Signal Foundation along with Moxie Marlinspike in 2018 and is the executive chairman of the company. He was also a part of the web-service provider, Yahoo!. Jan Koum and Acton jointly founded the mobile messaging application Whatsapp. He soon left Whatsapp in 2017 after Facebook took ownership of Whatsapp in February 2014.
Brian Acton has experienced an exciting and successful career, to say the least.
His first job was at Rockwell International as a systems administrator. He was later appointed by Apple Inc. And Adobe Systems as their product tester. He was soon employed by Yahoo Inc. In 1996 and Jan Koum started working in Yahoo! In 1998. They worked together in Yahoo! For nine years. They left Yahoo! In September 2007, and went on a vacation to South America. After coming back from their vacation, they applied on Facebook, but both of them were rejected.
Family and Personal Life
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He tied the knot with Tegan Acton. They never shared details for their wedding or of their married life. Brian and Tegan are philanthropists and has done many deeds for society. The couple is responsible for the foundation of the charity for providing basic serviced to low-income families who have children age 0-5. They named the charity Sunlight Giving which was established in 2014. This foundation provides services such as safe spaces, food security, housing, and healthcare access. The couple also established, Acton Family Giving and Solidarity Giving in 2014.
|Wife's/Spouse's Name||Tegan Acton|
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Brian Acton|
|Age (as of today)||51 years|
|Date of Birth||February 17, 1972|
|Place of Birth||Michigan, U.S.A|
|Height||1.7 m, 5 feet 7 inches|
|Weight||88 kg, 194 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$3 billion|
|Occupation||Computer Programmer, Internet Entrepreneur|
Height, Weight, and Age
Brian Acton's height is pretty average measuring 1.7 m. Brian Acton weighs 88 kg. Being born on February 17, 1972, translates to an age of 51 years as of todays date (November 17, 2023).
When I worked at Yahoo, I saw a lot of acquisitions. Some succeeded, and some failed. I think I have learned from that.Brian Acton
When I joined ‘WhatsApp,’ I was 38 years old. Opportunity is available to us in all walks of life and at all ages.Brian Acton
My mom started an air-freight company; my grandmother built a golf course. I have a certain degree of entrepreneurial risk-taking in my family history. Maybe that eventually rubbed off on me a little bit.Brian Acton
You have a certain identity that you present to the world on Facebook, and you have a certain identity that you present with the telephone, and they are different.Brian Acton
My DNA is building a product and a service.Brian Acton