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11 Interesting Facts About Jack Patrick Dorsey (Twitter Founder)

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Jack Dorsey
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1) Jack Patrick Dorsey is an American entrepreneur born on November 19, 1976.

2) He was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

3) He comes from British, Irish, Italian descent and is Catholic.

4) He graduated from New York University and studied programming.

5) He started an online taxi dispatch company in 2000.

6) In 2006, he founded Twitter with Odeo.

7) In 2008, he was fired from his Twitter account for insincere work attitude, but returned to work in 2015. After his return, he went through a restructuring by firing 8% of his staff and donating a third of his holdings to the company. He didn’t even get paid. After his return, Twitter abandoned its 140-character policy and achieved its first profit in the fourth quarter of 2017.

8) He stepped down as Twitter’s CEO in 2021. # His successor is Parag Agrawal. He appears to be committed to the fintech company Square, which he was running alongside Twitter.

9) He is famous for being a geek, such as growing a long beard like a swordsman. The BBC even described him as a hippie libertarian.

10) Jack Dorsey donated $1 billion to COVID-19 Pandemic in April 2021.

11) Jack is so focused on blockchain technology that he will changed the name of Square to Block at the end of 2021.

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