7 Other Things Facebook Could Have Bought For $16 Billion
Facebook announced today that
it's buying messaging app WhatsApp
for the completely astounding sum of $16 billion dollars. That's a whole lot of money. What else could they have done with such a gargantuan stack of cash?Click the link below to find out.
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Sixty Four Washington Posts
When Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post newspaper in August of last year, he paid $250 million. Which seemed like a lot at the time. Sixty-Four Thousand Virgin Galactic Flights to Space
Sixty-Four Thousand Virgin Galactic Flights to Space
start booking yours before Facebook grabs all the seats. The House and Senate's Salary For 172 Years
The House and Senate's Salary For 172 Years
Seriously. 1,194,029 Indian Tigers
1,194,029 Indian Tigers
And theoretically, each one comes with an ivory collar, three tiger toys, and one "Hello Tiger" guide. Of course, with probably only a few thousand tigers left in the world, even a company as powerful as Facebook would have a hard time making this happen. (Nearly) A Year of NASA
(Nearly) A Year of NASA
NASA's budget is
$17.6 billion for fiscal year 2014, meaning Facebook could have run the space agency for around 332 days for the cost of one WhatsApp.
Talk about an astronomical price.