What's Up With Forbes' Billionaire's Club, WhatsApp Founders

He's not the richest billionaire on the list, but following WhatsApp's $19 billion sale to Facebook, Founder Jan Koum is rich enough to grace the cover of Forbes Magazine's annual issue. With an estimated net worth of $6.8 billion, Koum ranks 202nd overall (and somewhere between John Malone and Sumner Redstone on the media billionaires list). WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton, with a net worth of $3 billion, ranked 551st.

Former New York City Mayor and Bloomberg LP Founder Michael Bloomberg remains the No. 1 pure-play media titan on the list (mainly because Forbes categorizes Google and Facebook founders as “tech” sector billionaires, not media, per se).

That said, Forbes does include Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos on its media list -- No. 2, just behind Bloomberg and just ahead of Cox Enterprises’ Anne Cox Chambers.

Forbes's Media Billionaires List Below:



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