| THE RE­LUC­TANT BIL­LION­AIRE

Forbes - - CONTENTS - By parmy ol­son

Face­book’s block­buster $22 bil­lion What­sApp pur­chase in­stantly made Brian Ac­ton one of the rich­est peo­ple in Amer­ica. But as with his In­sta­gram peers, his ide­al­ism clashed with Mark Zucker­berg’s fi­nan­cial jug­ger­naut, lead­ing to per­haps the most ex­pen­sive moral stand in his­tory. For the first time, Ac­ton ex­plains why he walked away from $850 mil­lion.

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