Top 5 Reasons Behind Facebook’s Purchase of WhatsApp

Page 1 of 6

One of the most talked about events in social media during February 2014 was Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) buying the popular messaging app WhatsApp. But while buyouts occur on a virtually day to day basis, what stood out in this case was the impressive amount of money Facebook was willing to pay – $4 billion in cash and an additional $15 billion in Facebook shares.

While the buyout was met with mixed opinions, it is interesting to take a look at what motivated the purchase. Following, we would like to present you with a list we have compiled of the top reasons behind Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp. Curious to learn what Zuckerberg found so appealing about WhatsApp that he shelled out such an impressive sum of money? Let’s take a look at the countdown.

Page 1 of 6

Biotech Insider Alert - $5 Stock To Hit $40

$200 Million Dollar Healthcare Hedge Fund's #1 Best Idea Right Now

The best healthcare hedge fund out there right now is one of the largest shareholders in this biotech stock. The fund returned more than 20% in each of the last 2 years with a virtually fully hedged portfolio, and it's sending out a BUY signal on this biotech stock. Get your FREE REPORT today (retail value of $300)

This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 102% in 3 years!! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!