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Jack Dorsey

Jack Patrick Dorsey[1] (Born November 19, 1976 in Saint Louis, Missouri) is an American software developer and entrepreneur. He is known as the inventor and co-founder of the microblogging service Twitter and the mobile payment service Square.


Twitter and Square

After Dorsey had dealt with the organization of information in relation to the (living) space of individuals since his youth, the idea of ​​making the status reports introduced by instant messaging mobile came to mind.[3] In March 2006, the microblogging service Twitter was created in collaboration with co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, initially as a research and development project within the podcasting provider Odeo. The team was forced to found their own company when it became clear that interest in the service was growing rapidly and that Twitter could not be developed as a service within the framework of Odeo. Instead, Dorsey and his team had to go into business for themselves and look for donors who expected a corporate structure.[2] As of 2006, Dorsey was CEO of Twitter. In 2008 he resigned from the post and was replaced by co-founder Williams, Dorsey took his less time-consuming job of the COB in return.[9]

In May 2009 Dorsey presented the mobile payment service Square to the public.[10]

In 2011, Dorsey returned to the top management level of Twitter as Chairman of the Board of Directors and split his working hours between the two companies. He saw no problem in the fact that Twitter was not yet making a profit; the focus is on expanding the company network.[2] Since October 6, 2015, Dorsey has been CEO of Twitter again, after having been interim CEO since July 1, 2015.[11]

After the storm on the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021, Twitter blocked the account of the outgoing US President Donald Trump. Dorsey explained this measure in several statements. After this storm, Twitter also deleted more than 70,000 accounts linked to the right-wing extremist and conspiratorial ideological QAnon movement.[12]

In March 2021, Dorsey auctioned the rights to the first Twitter tweet Just setting up my twttr dated March 21, 2006 for $ 2.5 million.[13]


From his hometown of Saint Louis, Dorsey was honored in September 2009. He symbolically received the key to the city; the announcement was limited to 140 characters, based on Twitter.[14]


Dorsey has become a billionaire through his investments. His fortune was listed on the Forbes 2015 list at approximately $ 2.8 billion. That put him in 690th place on Forbes' list of the richest people in the world.[15] This made him one of the 100 richest tech billionaires in 2015. In January 2017, however, his fortune had dropped to $ 1.3 billion, according to Forbes.[16] By May 2018, his net worth had grown to $ 4.1 billion.[17]

In October 2019, Dorsey raised a total of $ 350,000 to the charitable project TeamTrees donated by YouTuber MrBeast and the Arbor Day Foundation.[18]

At the beginning of April 2020, Dorsey announced a donation to a limited liability company (LLC) called "Start Small" in the amount of 1 billion US dollars (approximately 28% of his assets), with such a donation through a transfer of shares from Square Inc. . (Mobile payment service and financial service provider) is to be made from the private assets of Dorsey. The background of the donation of the shares is, on the one hand, the fight against COVID-19 in an undisclosed amount, on the other hand, to provide donations, among other things. for Dorsey’s wish for Girls' health and education advocate and prepare for a universal basic income wanting to achieve. The date for a donation by transferring shares of Square to an LLC Start small worth the equivalent of around 920 million euros is not yet known[19]. Fourteen days after Jack Dorsey's intention to donate, which became known on April 7, 2020, there are still no reports of a notifiable change in the possession of equity securities of Square became known in favor of the LLC with the name "Start Small".


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Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Marcia DorseyTwitter (November 19, 2013).
  2. abcdeInterview with Jack Dorsey in the weekly magazine Die Zeit on January 26, 2012, page 28
  3. abTwitter Founders Thrive on Micro-Blogging Constraints, Public Broadcasting Service report on the development of Twitter
  4. ↑ Jack DorseyTwitter (September 13, 2013).
  5. ↑ Jack DorseyTwitter (May 15, 2015).
  6. ↑ Jack DorseyFlickr (July 13, 2006).
  7. ↑ Jack DorseyFlickr (July 13, 2006).
  8. ↑ Jack DorseyFlickr (July 13, 2006).
  9. ↑ According to a report on the website Mashable dated March 28, 2011
  10. Jack Dorsey's Square Is (Almost) Open For Business, Report on tech blog TechCrunch on the launch of the company's website
  11. Jack Dorsey officially confirmed as new CEO at, October 6, 2015 (accessed October 20, 2015).
  12. ↑ January 14, 2021: Twitter boss calls blocking of Trump's account "dangerous"
  13. ↑ BBC: Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has listed his first ever tweet for sale, with bids reaching $ 2.5m
  14. Co-founder of Twitter receives key to St. Louis with 140 character proclamation, Report from the local broadcaster KSDK on the award ceremony
  15. ↑ Forbes: # 690 Jack Dorsey. In: The World's Billionaires. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  16. The World's Billionaires - Jack Dorsey. In: Forbes, January 22, 2017, accessed January 22, 2017.
  17. Jack Dorsey. In: Forbes. ( [accessed May 24, 2018]).
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  19. ↑ Jack Dorsey's Charity Billion to a LLC, accessed April 9, 2020