Jack Dorsey

Jack Patrick Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.wikipedia
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Jack Patrick Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.
Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams, launched in July of that year.

Square, Inc.

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Jack Patrick Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company. Dorsey, along with co-founder Jim McKelvey, developed a small business platform to accept debit and credit card payments on a mobile device called Square, released in May 2010.
The company was founded in 2009 by Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey and launched its first app and service in 2010.

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Jack Patrick Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.

Bishop DuBourg High School

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He attended the Catholic Bishop DuBourg High School.

Dick Costolo

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On March 28, 2011, Dorsey returned to Twitter as executive chairman after Dick Costolo replaced Williams as CEO.
On June 11, 2015, it was announced that Costolo would step down as CEO on July 1, 2015 and would be replaced by Twitter co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey on an interim basis until the Board of Directors could find a replacement.

Biz Stone

Dorsey and Biz Stone decided that SMS text suited the status-message idea, and built a prototype of Twitter in about two weeks.
Along with Jack Dorsey, Stone holds the patent for inventing Twitter.

New York University

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Dorsey attended the University of Missouri–Rolla for two-plus years (1995–97) before transferring to New York University, but he dropped out in 1999, one semester short of graduating.
Many of the world's most renowned companies, such as IBM (Charles Ranlett Flint), Twitter (Jack Dorsey), Bloomberg L.P. (Charles Zegar), Jacobs Engineering Group (Joseph J. Jacobs), Hudson Group (Robert B. Cohen), MTV (Tom Freston), Barnes & Noble (Leonard Riggio), Northrop Grumman (William T. Schwendler), Automatic Data Processing (Henry Taub), Duracell (Samuel Ruben), Bugle Boy (William C. W. Mow), Virgin Mobile USA (Dan Schulman), among many others, were founded or co-founded by NYU alumni.

Evan Williams (Internet entrepreneur)

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The idea attracted many users at Odeo and investment from Evan Williams, who had left Google after selling Pyra Labs and Blogger.
In October 2008, Williams became CEO of Twitter, displacing Jack Dorsey, who became chairman of the board.

Jim McKelvey

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Dorsey, along with co-founder Jim McKelvey, developed a small business platform to accept debit and credit card payments on a mobile device called Square, released in May 2010.
In 2009, McKelvey co-founded Square with Jack Dorsey.

NYC BigApps

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He served as a judge for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's NYC BigApps competition in 2011.
Dawn Barber, Co-founder, New York Tech Meetup; John Borthwick, CEO, Betaworks; Chris Dixon, CEO & Co-founder, Hunch; Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square, and Co-founder, Twitter; Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure; Lawrence Lenihan, Founder, CEO and Managing Director of FirstMark Capital; Naveen Selvadurai, Co-founder, Foursquare; Steven Strauss, Managing Director, NYCEDC; Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Director, All Things Digital; Fred Wilson, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures.

FIP (radio station)

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He is a fan of Kendrick Lamar's music and of French radio station FIP.
In September 2017, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that he regularly listens to FIP and that he considers that FIP is the best radio in the world.

Sea Cliff, San Francisco

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In 2012, Dorsey moved to the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco.
Some of the neighborhood's more famous current and past residents include Jefferson Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner, photographer Ansel Adams, comic actor Robin Williams, actress Sharon Stone, actor Eugene Levy, actor Cheech Marin, Gap founder Donald Fisher, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, real estate mogul Clinton Reilly, real estate/casino tycoon Luke Brugnara, tech entrepreneur Jack Dorsey, San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer, environmental activist and political donor Tom Steyer and hedge fund investor George Soros.

Andrew Yang

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Dorsey has contributed financially to the campaigns of Democratic presidential candidates Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang.
Yang has received campaign donations from Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, actors Nicolas Cage and Noah Centineo, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, and Internet personality Ryan Higa.

MrBeast

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In October 2019, Dorsey donated $350,000 to #TeamTrees, a nonprofit started by YouTuber MrBeast that pledged to plant 20 million trees by the end of 2019.
|The project has also received large donations from corporate executives Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk, and Tobias Lütke.

Team Trees

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In October 2019, Dorsey donated $350,000 to #TeamTrees, a nonprofit started by YouTuber MrBeast that pledged to plant 20 million trees by the end of 2019.
Entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk, Tobias Lütke, Marc Benioff, Susan Wojcicki, Jack Dorsey, and Jean-Michel Lemieux have also donated and promoted the campaign.

Computer programming

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Jack Patrick Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.

Mobile payment

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Jack Patrick Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.

Italians

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He is of English, Irish and Italian descent.

Catholic Church

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He was raised Catholic, and his uncle is a Catholic priest in Cincinnati.

Dispatch (logistics)

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By age fourteen, Dorsey had become interested in dispatch routing.

Open-source model

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Some of the open-source software he created in the area of dispatch logistics is still used by taxicab companies.

Missouri University of Science and Technology

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Dorsey attended the University of Missouri–Rolla for two-plus years (1995–97) before transferring to New York University, but he dropped out in 1999, one semester short of graduating.

Oakland, California

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In 2000, Dorsey started his company in Oakland to dispatch couriers, taxis, and emergency services from the Web.

LiveJournal

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In July 2000, building on dispatching and inspired in part by LiveJournal and by AOL Instant Messenger, he had the idea for a Web-based realtime status/short message communication service.

AIM (software)

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In July 2000, building on dispatching and inspired in part by LiveJournal and by AOL Instant Messenger, he had the idea for a Web-based realtime status/short message communication service.