WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton Steps Down

WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton Steps Down

WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton Steps Down

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, whose net worth now stands at around $6.5 billion, has made a decision to leave the company to start his own non-profit foundation. Acton is Quitting Whatsapp to start his own non-profit foundation. Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp, along with Neeraj Arora, Head of Business, WhatsApp had visited Indian Institute of Technology -Delhi to interact with the students. According to a company's source, Acton played an important role in WhatsApp's encryption process and his role can't be filled by any one employ.

According to a company spokesperson, no one person will replace him in his role. Along with Jan Koum, Acton founded the Whatsapp in 2009. He announced his resignation today through a Facebook post. After spending 8 years in WhatsApp, Acton has chose to start his own non-profit organisation. "I've chose to start a foundation focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications".

Brian Acton, who ran WhatsApp's engineering teams, announced his departure Tuesday after eight years at the company.

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"It's something I've thought about for a while, and now it's time to just focus and execute", the 45-year-old added.

Acton's move came to fore after he posted on Facebook about his decision. In a detailed Facebook post, Acton reveals why he is leaving the company and what he is going to do next. Though, he did not share more concrete details about his new venture. Acton is one of the key players behind the messaging app's wide and consistent success housing over a Billion users.

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