Once again you may not know his name but you probably use his App on a daily basis. Millions of people around the world do. Jan founded WhatsApp. Jan dropped out of the San Jose University to go and work at Yahoo where he spent nine years. Jan’s net wealth is estimated to be around $9.6 billion.
The kind of wealth that meant that he donated $555 million of his Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Facebook bought WhatsApp for a cool $22 billion in cash and stocks in 2014.