Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
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Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire.
He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine and regular ice baths.
Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and his payment company Square.
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From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumors about sending his beard hair to rapper Azealia Banks, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey leads an unusual life of luxury.
Dorsey has had a turbulent career in Silicon Valley. After cofounding Twitter on March 21 2006, he was booted as the company’s CEO two years later, but returned in 2015 having set up his second company, Square.
Since then, he has led the company through the techlash that has engulfed social media companies, testifying before Congress multiple times.
Dorsey has also provoked his fair share of controversy and criticism, extolling fasting and ice baths as part of his daily routine. His existence is not entirely spartan, however. Like some other billionaires, he owns a stunning house, dates models, and drives fast cars.
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Rebecca Borison and Madeline Stone contributed reporting to an earlier version of this story.
Dorsey began programming while attending Bishop DuBourg High School in St. Louis.
At age 15, Dorsey wrote dispatch software that is still used by some taxi companies.
When he wasn’t checking out specialty electronics stores or running a fantasy football league for his friends, Dorsey frequently attended punk-rock concerts.
These days Dorsey doesn’t favour the spiky hairdo.
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Like many of his fellow tech billionaires, Dorsey never graduated college.
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He briefly attended the Missouri University of Science and Technology and transferred to New York University before calling it quits.
In 2000, Dorsey built a simple prototype that let him update his friends on his life via BlackBerry and email messaging.
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Nobody else really seemed interested, so he put away the idea for a bit.
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Fun fact: Jack Dorsey is also a licensed masseur.
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He got his license in about 2002, before exploding onto the tech scene.
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He got a job at a podcasting company called Odeo, where he met his future Twitter cofounders.
Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams took home the prize in the blogging category at SXSW in 2007.
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Odeo went out of business in 2006, so Dorsey returned to his messaging idea, and Twitter was born.
On March 21, 2006, Dorsey posted the first tweet.
Jack Dorsey’s first tweet.
Dorsey kept his Twitter handle simple, “@jack.”
Dorsey and his cofounders, Evan Williams and Biz Stone, bought the Twitter domain name for roughly $7,000.
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Dorsey took out his nose ring to look the part of a CEO. He …read more
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