Author: Richard Burnett
Publisher: Orlando Sentinel
Date: February 25, 2014
Brian Acton got his start in the high-tech world more than two decades ago as a computer whiz kid in Central Florida.
Now he is poised to become a billionaire. Acton is co-founder of WhatsApp, a Silicon Valley startup being sold to Facebook in a blockbuster deal potentially worth $19 billion.
At Lake Howell High School, he helped his school math and computer teams win statewide championships. Read more here.