WhatsApp? 10 other things Facebook could have bought with $19 billion
updated 7:50 PM EST, Thu February 20, 2014
Mark Zuckerberg and crew could've built four new World Trade Center skyscrapers, at a cost of $3.94 billion each.
Four World Trade Centers ($16B)
The UN's aid budget for a year ($13B)
12.6 billion hot dogs
A loan deal with Ukraine ($15B)
678 nuclear bombs
Four aircraft carriers ($18B)
Relief for the Philippines ($6B)
19,000 Ai Weiwei vases
A nest egg for Big Bird
A 198 million year Netflix binge
Hong Kong (CNN) -- Facebook's acquisition of the hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion is one of the largest tech deals in history. It dwarfs Facebook's acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion in 2012 -- and even that was considered an astonishing number by many.
Facebook buys Whatsapp for $19 Billion
Since $19 billion is a sum most of us can hardly comprehend (and because it's fun to imagine), we came up with a list of other things Mark Zuckerberg and his team could have purchased for $19 billion.
What would you do if you had that kind of money?
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