Facebook Paid $42 Per WhatsApp User

February 25th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

When Facebook announced that it would pay a total of $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp, many were astouned by the price. Considering WhatsApp's huge and immensely engaged user base though, $19 billion doesn't seem as much anymore.


Follow up:

Assuming an active user base of 450 million, Facebook paid around $42 for each of WhatsApp's users. The users of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are all valued considerably higher if market capitalization and active users are taken into account. Was WhatsApp a bargain after all?

Infographic: Facebook Paid $42 Per WhatsApp User | Statista
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