22 interesting facts about CEO Twitter you will be surprised if you know

Tram Ho

Ever abandoned Twitter on its own path, longing to become a fashion designer, virtual money lover, programming talent from a young age, … the secrets of CEO life of the 4th largest social network world – Jack Dorsey is more than that.

1. Know programming when only 15 years old

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Dorsey started programming while attending Bishop DuBourg High School in St. Louis. Louis, USA. At the age of 15, Dorsey wrote coordination software that is still used by some taxi companies.

2. Passion for rock music

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When he had free time, Dorsey regularly attended Punk rock concerts. He also enjoys raising beards and wearing nose piercings.

3. Never graduated

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Like many other billionaires, he never graduated from any university.

4. Used to be a massage staff

It was a surprise to know that Dorsey was a fully licensed massage officer.

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5. Get the first job by … hacking

Jack Dorsey tried to get a job at a big company in New York. But waiting and not seeing the results, he fumbled and found the security hole of this company. After emailing them how to “patch”, only a week later, he was accepted.

6. Initially Twitter is a messaging application

In 2006, the SMS fever was stirring up the world, and Dorsey was working at the startup Odeo and met Noah Glass. After being close and finding a common voice, they put together an idea for a wider connection application. And Twitter was born, with the ability to allow users to update their activities to millions of other people around the globe.

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Noah Glass and Jack Dorsey

7. Become a billionaire after only a few hours

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Twitter conducted IPO in November 2013. In just a few hours, Dorsey became a billionaire.

8. Another passion for Twitter

A year later, Dorsey gradually reduced his participation in Twitter. He ceded the CEO position to Williams – another co-founder of this social network and moved to become President.

Then Dorsey started many other new investment projects. He invested in Foursquare and launched a payment startup called Square that allows small business owners to accept credit card payments via text messages on smartphones.

In 2015, he was invited to return to the position of Twitter CEO when this application is facing a crisis of user decline and stocks plunged.

9. Almost made an employee of … Mark Zuckerberg

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Dorsey talked with Facebook CEO – Mark Zuckerberg while leaving the position of Twitter CEO. Zuckerberg at that time was considering buying this application and wanted to hire Dorsey to work. However, due to not being informed of a specific position, Dorsey decided to choose another place to work.

10. Dorsey does not have an office, or even a desk at Square’s headquarters

Square’s CEO and President did not have a formal seat as many people think, because he only prioritized the use of iPads and freedom to travel around the company headquarters rather than sitting in a fixed position. When asked why, Dorsey replied that because of that “will always be aware that there are other people working here, not alone.”

11. Catch a bus to work

He explained that the use of transport is to carry out market research: “I see the rise of Instagram, Vibe and Snapchat, how many Facebook users are compared to Twitter, for example,” said Dorsey. .

In the past two years, he was also supposed to walk five miles to get to work, which usually takes about an hour.

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BMW 3 Series

Dorsey had bought a BMW 3 Series, but was said to be rarely driving.

12. Favorite Dorsey Twitter users

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In 2011, Dorsey had the opportunity to interview the US President at the time – Barack Obama on Twitter Town Hall. However, his favorite Twitter user is Elon Musk.

13. “Fashionista” technology world

In the early days of establishing Twitter, Dorsey also wanted to be a fashion designer. Until now he is still known as the stylish man in technology circles. He often wears Prada and Hermes leather jackets, and also prefers Dior Homme’s back-neck shirt.

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14. “Fomo” syndrome is not one’s own

Dorsey is obsessed with emergency communications from an early age. He was impressed with the emergency service facilities and equipment, such as the sound of radio scanners for police. “They always talk about where they are going, what they are doing, their current position … And that’s where the idea of ​​Twitter comes,” Dorsey told CBS “60 minutes.”

The first thing Dorsey does every day is to search for Twitter on the Internet, so that he can see “exactly what is happening right then.”

15. ominous eating habits

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Dorsey said that he only ate one meal a day, and the weekend was fine. The dishes he often uses include a protein (chicken, steak or fish) with vegetables (salad, spinach, asparagus or Brussels sprouts).

But the weekend is another story. Dorsey completely fasted from Friday night to Sunday and only drank water during these days.

16. Hydrotherapy

He also had hydrotherapy habits that included sitting in the sauna for 15 minutes at 104 degrees C before jumping into a 3-degree ice bath for three minutes. Dorsey did this cycle three times in a row.

17. Also hard “live virtual”

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He regularly travels around the world and shares his photos with more than 4 million followers on Twitter.

18. Dream one day to become mayor of New York City

Dorsey was so admired by the former New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, that he called him “a shining light” for tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

Although Dorsey now lives in the city of San Francisco, California once told Vanity Fair that he loves the “Big Apple” (nickname of New York City), that just thinking about it feels “a energy fever “.

19. Sea villa

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Dorsey paid $ 9.9 million for this house in El Camino Del Mar, Seacliff.

20. Salary

According to a profile published in 2018, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey only received a salary of 1.40 USD (32,200 VND). Before that, he did not receive any money.

However, Jack is not the only technology billionaire in Silicon Valley that accepts such a super low salary. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also received an annual salary of $ 1, while Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he would not receive wages until his company reached a market capitalization of $ 100 billion. Snapchat CEO, Evan Spiegel also received only 1 USD of salary, although he received stock compensation and other benefits.

21. Admire virtual money

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Dorsey is also a virtual money fan, especially Bitcoin. He praised this virtual currency “on the rise” and “very principle”. Dorsey also regularly buys Bitcoin via Square.

22. Current assets

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In 2017, Jack holds over 16 million Twitter shares, equivalent to US $ 557 million (VND 12,811 billion). According to Forbes, he also earned $ 80 million when selling his shares in payment company Square.

Also according to this page, his current assets are 5.7 billion USD.

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