Back in 2006, Jack Dorsey co-founded Twitter along with Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams.
That turned out to be a pretty solid business decision, and the company’s now-CEO has an estimated net worth of around $5 billion.
Naturally, when you get that rich, there’s a whole world of possibilities available that us mere mortals can only dream of. Sure, you can buy some Bitcoin and date the odd model, but Jack probably has you beat in both departments.
Business Insider has put together a look at what they call his ‘wild life’, but we’ll start from his somewhat humble beginnings:
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.
Like many of his fellow tech billionaires, Dorsey never graduated college.
He briefly attended the Missouri University of Science and Technology and transferred to New York University before calling it quits.
Fun fact: Jack Dorsey is also a licensed masseur.
He got his licence in about 2002, before exploding onto the tech scene.
We should also point out that in his younger years, he was big into the punk rock scene, which led to this questionable ‘do:
Jack met his Twitter co-founders whilst working at a podcasting company called Odeo, which went out of business in 2006.
Later that same year, Twitter was launched – it was a simpler time:
You do that.
Fast forward to November 2013, and Twitter going public. Within a matter of hours, Dorsey was a billionaire, and the ‘living it up’ could begin.
Some solid moves, and some odd ones, too:
He also reportedly paid $9.9 million for this seaside house on El Camino Del Mar in the exclusive Seacliff neighborhood of San Francisco.
The house has a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, which Dorsey views as a marvel of design.
Mark Zuckerberg once served Jack Dorsey a goat he killed himself.
Dorsey told Rolling Stone about the meal, which took place in 2011. Dorsey said the goat was served cold, and that he personally stuck to salad.
His eating habits have raised eyebrows.
Appearing on a podcast run by a health guru who previously said that vaccines caused autism, Dorsey said he eats one meal a day and fasts all weekend. He said the first time he tried fasting it made him feel like he was hallucinating.
“It was a weird state to be in. But as I did it the next two times, it just became so apparent to me how much of our days are centered around meals and how – the experience I had was when I was fasting for much longer, how time really slowed down,” he said.
We have covered those questionable eating habits here and here. Basically, make sure that you’re checking with a medical professional before diving into a diet, because there are many influencers looking to make a quick buck on social media.
On to his dating history:
Dorsey’s dating life has sparked intrigue. In 2018, he was reported to be dating Sports Illustrated model Raven Lyn Corneil [below].
Page Six reported in September last year that the pair were spotted together at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party during New York Fashion Week. Page Six also reported that Dorsey’s exes included actress Lily Cole and ballet dancer Sofiane Sylve.
He also dated Kate Greer on and off from 2013 until recently, although he’s done pretty well at keeping his romances under wraps.
Jack and Kate, back when they were ‘on’:
Being a Tech Bro, he must naturally dabble in a little Bitcoin:
He’s a big believer in cryptocurrency, frequently tweeting about its virtues.
In particular, Dorsey is a fan of Bitcoin, which he described in early 2019 as “resilient” and “principled.” He told the “Tales of the Crypt” podcast in March that he was maxing out the $10,000 weekly spending limit on Square’s Cash App buying up Bitcoin.
Unlike that guy in your office, though, Dorsey can afford to lose a few million dollars here and there when Bitcoin tanks.
Yes, Tech Bros, it’s rallying back now, but for many, the damage has been done.
Jack was also in attendance at Paris Men’s Fashion Week recently, where he donned a beanie and hung out with US fashion designer Rick Owens.
Wear what you want, but count me out.
A final story – the veracity of which is clearly in dispute:
Azealia Banks claimed to have been sent clippings of Dorsey’s beard hair to fashion into a protective amulet, although Dorsey denied this happened.
In 2016 Banks posted on her now-deleted Twitter account that Dorsey sent her his hair, “in an envelope.” Dorsey later told the HuffPo that the beard-posting incident never happened.
To venture down that strange path, read more here.
So ends our look at Jack’s life.
Enjoy it, Jack, and if you could find a moment to ban Nazis and other hate-speech peddlers any time soon, that would also be great.
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