After the news this morning that Facebook will be acquiring WhatsApp for US$ 16 billion, I got thinking.
- The price of a McDonalds Happy Meal in these parts is ~R25. With the current exchange rate, that’s around $2.25 (not sure of actual US pricing though).
- The current world population is estimated to be ~7.2 billion.
- Given all of the above, Facebook could buy everyone on the planet one McDonalds Happy Meal and — for one day, at least — solve world hunger.
Some food for thought.