Who is Jack Dorsey?

Jack Dorsey is an American computer programmer and an internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter. Also a founder and CEO  of a mobile payments company, Square. He was born on November 19, 1976, in St. Louis, Missouri, US. 

Quick Info
Celebrated NameJack Dorsey
Professioncomputer programmer and an internet entrepreneur
Birth DateNovember 19, 1976
Birth PlaceSt. Louis, Missouri, US
Full NameJack Patrick Dorsey
ParentsFather: Tim Dorsey
Mother: Marcia Smith
Star SignScorpio
Height5 feet 10 inches
Weight75 kg
Marital StatusUnmarried
Net Worth$5 billion

Jack Dorsey


Jack Dorsey was born to Tim Dorsey and Marcia Smith, as Jack Patrick Dorsey. He was born with the birth sign Scorpio. Jack holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to White. With the height of 5 feet 10 inches and weight about 75 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit.

Early Life

Jack attended Bishop du Bourg High School, located in St. Louis, Missouri. He suffered from stuttering, so he used to be a quiet boy. However, he determined to overcome the challenge and was able to speak normally. Earlier, Jack developed an interest in computers. Also, he became a member of the school’s computer club and studied the available model of the IBM computers.

In his childhood days, he was fascinated with the maps, and he developed an interest. Also, he became interested in taxicabs, delivery vans, ambulances, etc., and created a software program, just t the age of 15, for taxi dispatching ad firefighting services.

After completing high school, he went to Missouri University of Science and Technology. Later, he transferred to New York University; however, he dropped out. Then, he came up with the idea of developing Twitter.

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Jack Dorsey Career

Jac started his career as a programmer. In 2000, he moved to Oakland, California, to boost his career. Using his dispatch software, he started a company to dispatch emergency services, taxis, couriers. Also, he developed an interest in short message communication services. Then, he became serious and started to create an idea so that he would update his friends about his status in real-time.

However, his company failed. Then, Jack struggled for the next few years and worked on freelancing for a living. Also, he went to massage therapy courses. During these days, Jack never forgot about the dream to create short message services. He proceeded towards Odeo, which was a directory and search destination website. This showed an interest in text messaging. Moreover, he attracted the co-founder of Odeo, Evan Williams, who was one of the company executives of Biz Stone, in his interest.

Eventually, in October 2006, Jack developed an Obvious Corporation, that gradually evolved into”Twitter” along with Biz Stone, Evan Williams, and other members of Odeo. Moreover, Jack developed a simple website, where a user could post short messages of 140 characters, or simply known as “tweets.” Meanwhile, Jack became the CEO of Twitter. However, in 2008, Evan Williams became the CEO, a track became the chairman of the board. Furthermore, the company, within five years of its founding, proliferated, as users sent 20 million tweets per day.

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Likewise, in 2009, Jack teamed up with Jim McKelvey, a fellow entrepreneur, and computer science and formed a Square Inc. Jack is a CEO, and the company has become one of the fast-growing companies.

Personal Life of Jack Dorsey

Presently, Jack is not dating anyone. He is currently enjoying his success. Also, Dorsey has not married yet, so never gone through the divorce. Besides, he previously dated top model Lily Cole.

Net Worth

Jack Dorsey earning immense success in his life, has been able to accumulate a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $5 billion.