Last week, Facebook bought messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion — $12 billion in stock, $4 billion in cash, and another $3 billion in stock grants for employees that will vest over the next four years.
How much will WhatsApp’s employees make in the deal?
We don’t know how that $3 billion will be divided.
We do know the $12 billion in stock and $4 billion in cash will be divided among Whatsapp owners.
Whatsapp employees own a piece of the company.
Forbes’ Parmy Olson reports: “Early employees are said to have comparatively large equity shares of close to 1%.”
Ready to have your mind blown?
1% of $16 billion is …
… $160 million.