The secret weapon of Zuckerberg to buy WhatsApp


Web Desk: Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition in 2014 might not have happened if it wasn’t for CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Hungarian Sheepdog, Beast.

-File Photo

-File Photo

According to Business Insider, Zuckerberg’s interview aired on CNN on Sunday. During the interview, he described the multi-billion dollar negotiations with WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum and how his dog helped make the deal happen.

‘My dog Beast, I think, is actually the secret weapon here,’ he said. “It was a tense moment and Jan was like, “All right I need to think about this.”

Zuckerberg Beast

Zuckerberg Beast

Zuckerberg said the room was silent for a few minutes before Beast walked in, “Kinda confused.”

“He’s like,’What’s going on? These two guys are just sitting here silent,” the billionaire recounted.

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“[Beast] then walks up to Jan and jumps in his lap, “Zuckerberg said. “And then Jan starts petting him…



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