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WhatsApp's $19 Billion Sale Makes It Worth More Than American Airlines, News Corp And Ryan Air

20/02/2014 08:13 GMT | Updated 20/02/2014 09:59 GMT

What'sApp has sold to Facebook for more than $19 billion - and in the process has become one of the world's most valuable companies.

The deal - which includes $4 billion in cash, $12 in stocks and $3 billion in further restricted stock - values the company at among the most important assets on the modern internet.

At with about 450 million users, or $42 per user, that's quite a valuation.

To illustrate this, LinkedIn posted a list of companies which are now officially worth less than WhatsApp.

They are:

  • Activison-Blizzard –13.9B
  • Alcoa –12.2B
  • American Airlines –12.3B
  • Akamai –10.9B
  • AmerisourceBergen –15.9
  • Blackstone Group –17.8B
  • Campbell Soup –13.6
  • Chesapeake Energy –17.2B
  • Chipotle –17.1B
  • Citrix Systems –10.7B
  • Coach –13.5B
  • Consolidated Edison (ConEd) –16.2B
  • Discovery Communicatons –19.1B
  • Dr. Pepper Snapple Group –10.2B
  • Expedia -10.2B
  • The Gap –19B
  • Fidelity –15.8B
  • Harley-Davidson –14.1B
  • Hertz –11.5B
  • Icahn Enterprises -13.1B
  • The J.M. Smucker Company –10B
  • Kohl’s –11.1B
  • Kroger –19.4
  • Loews –17B
  • Macy’s –19.6B
  • Marriott International –15.4B
  • Mattel –12B
  • MGM Resorts –12.7
  • Monster Beverage –12B
  • Moody’s –17.08B
  • News Corp –10.27B
  • Nielsen –17.6B
  • Nordstrom –11.4B
  • Progressive –14.3B
  • Ralph Lauren –14.2B
  • Red Hat –11.1B
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises –11.4B
  • Ryanair –15.5B
  • Sherwin-Williams –19.4B
  • Southwest Airlines –14.7B
  • Symantec –14.4B
  • TD Ameritrade –18.4B
  • The Carlyle Group –11.1B
  • Tiffany & Co. –11.4B
  • Tyson Foods –13.1B
  • Under Armour –11.4B
  • Whole Foods Market –19.3B
  • Workday –17B
  • Xerox –13.2B