Actress and model Olivia Wilde thinks the $19 billion Facebook recently spent to acquire WhatsApp could have been used instead to help people around the world, and many agreed with her:
YES! RT: @oliviawilde For what Facebook paid for WhatsApp we could have had clean water and sanitation for the whole planet…
— Samuel Dore (@Bursteardrum) February 24, 2014
@oliviawilde yes, tha'ts really sad, isn't it? wasting so much money
— Marita Wördehoff (@mwoerdehoff) February 24, 2014
@oliviawilde peoplr are too selfish to think of others when it could make them millions.
— Sam (@BowtiesBitch) February 24, 2014
@oliviawilde Absolutely, you're always right on point.
— Cody (@zhosefik) February 24, 2014
@oliviawilde such a senseless waste of money….. makes me sick.
— Spencer Torgerson (@BigHossTorgy) February 24, 2014
@oliviawilde I would gave to agree with you.
— larry nowicki (@LarrySteelguy4) February 24, 2014
A lot of people are great at thinking of ways to solve all the world’s ills with somebody else’s money.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Wilde is worth about $8 million. That would buy quite a bit of clean water and sanitation too.
@oliviawilde what % of the money you earn do "you" spend on saving the world?
— Johnny Greene (@dudethatsgreene) February 24, 2014
A closing pinch of irony: