25 Things Facebook Could Buy With $19 Billion Instead Of WhatsApp

Facebook’s recent $19 billion dollar acquisition of the popular application “Whatsapp” has us asking: “What else could have been bought with that kind of money?” Well, here are 25 things that Facebook could buy with $19 billion instead of WhatsApp.

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Hubble Telescope at launch | $1.5 billion

Hubbleen.wikipedia.org
24

Clean water for the entire planet | $10 billion

Cleanwatercommons.wikimedia.org
23

Large Hadron Collider | $11 Billion

LHCcommons.wikimedia.org
22

The whole TGV Fleet of SNCF (French Railways) | $4.2 billion

frenchtrainen.wikipedia.org
21

The fifty most expensive paintings ever sold | $5 billion

paintingen.wikipedia.org
20

MMR Vacine for every child in the world

vaccinehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/5815109843/
19

Two Pixars | $7.4 billion X 2

pixaren.wikipedia.org
18

The Construction of 12 Burj Khalifa (World’s Tallest Tower) | $1.5 billion each

towerit.wikipedia.org
17

Four wars combined: The American Revolution, the Spanish American War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War. | $15.3 billion dollars. (in 2011 dollars)

revolen.wikipedia.org
16

Top 50 college football programs | $15 billion

footballede.wikipedia.org
15

Every Airbus A380 built in 2013 | $10 billion

airbusen.wikipedia.org
14

The London Olympics | $10.4 billion

londoncommons.wikimedia.org
13

USS Ford aircraft carrier | $13 billion

forden.wikipedia.org
12

Jamaica | $15 billion

jamaicaen.wikipedia.org
11

The entire US government budget for a day | $10,460,188,800

whitehousecommons.wikimedia.org
10

Driver education courses for every licensed driver in America | $17 billion

drviers-eden.wikipedia.org
9

World's music industry | $16 billion

musicnl.wikipedia.org
8

Iceland | $14 billion

icelanden.wikipedia.org
7

2014 USA National School Lunch Program budget | $9 billion

schoolunchen.wikipedia.org
6

Pay Detroit's debt | $18 billion

detroiten.wikipedia.org
5

42 years of public broadcasting in the United States

broadcasting
4

All the adoption fees for all the animals in shelters in the US | $1.2 billion

prisoncathttp://www.flickr.com/photos/billmorrow/5564753206/
3

The 8.5 mile subway extension in New York City | $16 billion

subwaycommons.wikimedia.org
2

13 "Allure Of The Seas" Royal Caribbean cruise ships | $1.4 billion each

Allurede.wikipedia.org
1

8 Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (World's largest solar power plant) | $2.2 billion each

ivanpahen.wikipedia.org


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