Today, we want to share the story of a man that acquired a skillset that eventually earned him a staggering $16 billion!
We heard it from our friend Tom Beal, serial entrepreneur and life coach to the millionaires of the entrepreneurial world
It reminds us again of how powerful acquiring the right skillset can be.
Here’s the story…
Jan Koum was born in a small village near Kiev in Ukraine.
Coming from poverty, Koum’s family emigrated to California, and Koum started learning about computers in his spare time.
By the time he was 18, he had developed impressive skills.
Shortly thereafter, he was hired by Yahoo! as an infrastructure engineer.
He spent a decade with Yahoo! before realizing the massive potential of the app industry. Once he saw what opportunity the future could hold, there was no looking back.
In 2009, he started WhatsApp Inc…
In just a few years, WhatsApp had become enormously popular. In 2014, Facebook took notice and bought the app for a staggering $16 billion!
That $16 billion success all started for Jan Koum because he decided to acquire a skillset in his spare time
But unlike Jan, you don’t have to take years and years to build a skillset that you can eventually earn income from.
The moral of the story is that even if you don’t have a skillset you can learn a new one just like we did over a decade ago
We haven’t made $16 billion but we did rescue our retirement from learning new skills and have shown thousands of people around the world how they can do the same
You can check it out right here
Chris and Susan
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