10 Interesting Facts about Jack Dorsey you probably didn't know

Pratyusha Srivastava Pratyusha Srivastava
Jul 1, 2021 6 min read
10 Interesting Facts about Jack Dorsey you probably didn't know

The widely famous web developer, Jack Dorsey is known as the co-founder of Twitter. He is counted among the top technology entrepreneurs in the world, joining the names of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs.

But the brilliance of Dorsey isn't limited to Twitter only, in fact, he acquired two major successful companies- Twitter and Square. And according to Forbes, this duality gives rise to Jack Dorsey with a net worth of over $4 billion.

Jack Dorsey is prominently known for co-founding Twitter in 2006 but his journey on the Twitter platform has been a hell of a ride. He had faced countless hardships throughout his tenure.

Jack Dorsey was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. And some facts state that Dorsey expressed his superior intelligence from a very little age of 13 as he designed the software for the dispatch routing. In fact, many cab drivers are still using this app for better mapping and a smooth driving.

Dorsey's prominent mobile payments company- Square is growing with utmost speed. According to Nomura Instinet sources, the company has beaten its biggest opponent PayPal in the race of fastest-growing digital payment company.

In this article, we have presented some of the very interesting yet lesser-known facts of Jack Dorsey. Let's get started!

Jack Dorsey was Obsessed with dispatch communication as a kid
Jack Dorsey's Morning Routine
Jack Dorsey has a Crucial role in Twitter advancement
Jack Dorsey is Not an Affluent Communicator
Jack Dorsey does not considers himself a Nerd
Jack Dorsey Almost went to Facebook
Jack Drosey is a College Dropout
Jack Dorsey Doesn't have any Desk at Square Headquarters
Jim McKelvey used to be Jack Dorsey's Boss
Jack Dorsey is an admirer of Architecture and Cities
FAQ

Jack Dorsey was Obsessed with dispatch communication services as a kid

As a kid, Jack Dorsey was fond of trains which later transferred into his obsession with emergency dispatch communication services. He always finds the voice of the police scanner very intriguing.

In an interview with the CBS program "60 minutes," Dorsey said that whenever he heard the police scanner, the police always talked about where they are, what they are doing or where they are going and this is what gave him the idea of Twitter.

Jack Dorsey's Morning Routine

Jack Dorsey has set Twitter in his morning routine. When he wakes up, the first thing he does is check the weather but soon after, he opens Twitter in order to check what's happening in the world and where? This gives him a sort of idea of what is going on in the world currently.

Jack Dorsey has a Crucial role in Twitter advancement

Jack Dorsey has a very essential part in the development and advancement of Twitter. He was the CEO of Twitter until 2008 but, on 16 October 2008 Evan Williams took over the job of CEO. Currently Jack Dorsey serves as the CEO of Twitter. But as the co-founder of Twitter, his association with it didn't end. Later on, in 2011, Jack Dorsey got the position as the board's chairperson. And, he became the chairperson of Twitter Inc.

Jack Dorsey is Not an Affluent Communicator

Most people don't know this, but Jack Dorsey is not an affluent communicator, especially when it comes to speech. In an interview with 60 minutes, he said, "People often find it pretty unsettling as I am a silent person. They intend to know my thoughts but I prefer staying silent most of the time." He added, "I am no expert when it comes to public speaking or even individual conversation. I am a silent person and that's my basic nature."

Jack Dorsey does not considers himself a Nerd

Jack Dorsey finds it very insulting when people call him a nerd. Once in an article of Forbes, they addressed him as a nerd. Although the article was pretty intriguing, Dorsey wasn't pleased with it all. He mentioned, "It's very offensive that people find me more of a nerd than Steve Jobs. I think they do because I am a programmer and that isn't a sign of a nerd."


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Jack Dorsey Almost went to Facebook

When Jack Dorsey was fired from his own company in 2008, he went to speak with Facebook CEO- Mark Zuckerberg. Dorsey's Twitter story went pretty viral, reported by Nick Bilton as "Hatching Twitter: True Story of Power, Friendship, Money and Betrayal."

Mark Zuckerberg almost hired Jack Dorsey but due to the lack of a distinguished role, Dorsey couldn't join Facebook. This is briefly described in the book by Nick Bilton.

Jack Drosey is a College Dropout

Like most of the brilliant minds and developers, Jack Dorsey is also a college dropout. Dorsey started attending the University of Missouri-Rolla but after two years, Dorsey got transferred to New York University. When one semester was left of his graduation, Dorsey dropped out of New York University, according to STLToday.

Later, he moved to the West Coast where he found the idea of Twitter.

Jack Dorsey Doesn't have any Desk at Square Headquarters

We often expect the CEO and chairman to have a big glass office with a fine desk but, you'd find it pretty odd that Jack Dorsey as being the chairman and CEO of Square doesn't have an office or even a desk. Yes, Dorsey prefers working freely on his iPad while roaming around the office.

Square, San Francisco Headquarters
Square, San Francisco Headquarters

When asked, he told "60 Minutes" that "Its always self-awareness and intriguing to know that other people are working their best here, it's not just you."


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Jim McKelvey used to be Jack Dorsey's Boss

Jack Dorsey has always been brilliant and there was nothing that he couldn't do, even as a child. He used to work as an intern at the age of 15 in Jim McKelvey's software company, Mira Digital Publishing. Jim McKelvey was pretty impressed with Dorsey's performance. He even used to call him "Jack the Genius." Later, Dorsey along with Jim McKelvey founded a payment company, Square.

Jack Dorsey is an admirer of Architecture and Cities

Very few know that Jack Dorsey is a great admirer of cities and their architectures. In an interview, he said, "My favourite activity of a Day is scrolling through the urban areas. I found its architecture very fascinating and admiring."

Jack Dorsey often wanders around the streets of San Francisco and New York.

Conclusion

The 41-year-old Jack Dorsey has put great efforts and work into the advancement of Twitter. When he was fired from his social media network, Twitter. He didn't stop, instead, he focused on invention and later returned as the chief of Twitter seven years later.

Meanwhile, his other prominent payment company- Square succeeded more vibrantly. Jack Dorsey is a brilliant person with great ideas in mind. Each day, he moves a step closer to the advancement of the next level of technology. And people often find it very interesting knowing the rare facts about him. Thus, we presented this article. Stay tuned for more updates.

FAQ

Does Jack Dorsey have a degree?

Jack Dorsey never graduated college but He briefly attended the Missouri University of Science and Technology and then transferred to New York University.

What is the net worth of Jack Dorsey?

The net worth of co-founder and CEO of Twitter is US$15 billion as of 2021.

What companies does Jack Dorsey own?

Jack Dorsey has been CEO of both social media firm Twitter and small business payments company Square since 2015.

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