CEO Today Top 50 – Jack Dorsey
CEO Top 50
Name: Jack Dorsey
Net worth: Approx. $5 billion
Bio: Jack Dorsey attended New York University, however he dropped out in 1999, one semester short of graduating. While studying there, he came up with the idea that developed into Twitter.
After deciding that SMS text suited the status-message style of his idea, he created a prototype for Twitter in 2 weeks. The site was officially founded on March 21, 2006.
As of March 2011, there were about 140 million tweets posted daily.
In 2008, Dorsey was named in the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. The Wall Street Journal gave him the Innovator of the Year Award for technology in 2012, and at the 5th Annual Crunchies Awards, Dorsey was named Founder of the Year.