Jack Dorsey

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Jack Patrick Dorsey is a famous American Software programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter. Side by side, he is the founder and CEO of small payment companies and Square.

Early Life

Jack Dorsey was born on November 19, 1976, in the city of St. Louis of the state Missouri of the United States of America. He was the son of Tim and Marcia Dorsey. The father of Jack was an employ in the company of mass spectrometers while his mother was a housewife. Jack was raised as a Catholic.


Jack Dorsey went to the University of Missouri, Rolla for two years and later he was transferred to New York University. But in 1999, he was dropped out of the university with only one semester short from graduating. Later he moved to California and started his career.


During the early age of fourteen, Jack had interested in dispatch routing. The software created by Jack Dorsey all still used by taxicab companies. In 2000, Jack had started his own dispatching company in Oakland. His company provided dispatching couriers, taxis and emergency services from the Web. After building the dispatching services, Jack Dorsey inspired and had the idea of a communication service of Web-based real-time status or short message. He tried to implement the idea and after the successful implementation of instant messaging, Jack founded that the user’s status could be shared easily among the friends. Approaching to the companies that reinterested in the instant messaging, Dorsey and Biz Stone developed a pro-type of Twitter.

Dorsey co-founded Twitter and became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter. He lost his work many times because of not taking much interest in the job and enjoying the other pursuits of life like yoga, fashion, etc. but when the service began to be growing with popularity, Jack chose his job to the priority basis for the improvement. In the beginning, Twitter was not designed for earnings, but later Jack Dorsey described the commercial uses of Twitter.

In October 2008, Dorset left the job as CEO and became the chairman of the board. On March 28, 2011, Jack became the executive chairman and again on resigning of Dick Costolo Jack became the CEO of Twitter on July 1, 2015. As the characters for Twitter is limited, Jack announced in May 2016 that the pictures and the links would not be counted in that 140 characters limit to free up the more space.

  • Square

Jack Dorsey also founded the Square device and the CEO of the company. Square us developed for a small business platform that accepts the payments through debit and credit cards on a mobile device. It was publicly released in May 2010. The office of Square company is located in San Francisco and its value in the market is about $3.2 billion. Jack Dorsey became the CEO of Square on October 14, 2015, and he owned almost 24.4% shares of the company.

Personal Life

Jack Dorsey is a fan of Kendrick Lamar; a famous musician and of French Radio Station. Jack also spent ten days of meditation in late 2017. Jack Dorsey also funded for many donations. He has achieved a lot of awards in his successful life. He was named as MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world that are under 35. He has also achieved the Innovator of the Year Award in 2012. He has also considered the world’s most eligible bachelor by the famous magazine Forbes. Indeed, he is living a successful life.

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