The world keep changing, many people used to miss old things, but in general it’s true that we leave in the best world this society has ever seen. Most of people have education and internet service and the rate increase every day, wars came down (there are still many but less than before), racism in most of countries is minimal. But one of things I love to the world today, and looking history it was really hard to find in the past, is people can became rich just with talent and hard work.-and without crime of course-, at least the proportion seem to increase.
When Jan Koum was you he and his family escaped from ucranian government crackdown. Established into America things were not too much easy. His family colleted food stamp to survive. He come from a jew family and had no money when arrived to US. Keep learning computer programming reading book for himself, even after its troubles United States keep like one of best places to succed, Jan Koum is a real instance of that.
After few years working to yahoo he and his friend Acton saw a great oportunity in the Apple App Store, created whatsApp and the rest of history you already know it.