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Happy Birthday to Jack Dorsey, High School Debater & Billionaire! 

by Erik Fogel | Nov 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM |

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“My goal is to simplify complexity.” - Jack Dorsey



Jack Dorsey celebrates his birthday on November 19 as the sixth youngest billionaire. He loved technology and debate in high school! In high school, he joined his school's debate team and speech club. While it is great to have billion-dollar ideas, no one will invest in them if the inventor cannot communicate ideas clearly.


While a billinonaire genius who lives in a 10-million-dollar house, he still takes the bus to work because it is cheaper and more efficient. In 2008, the MIT Technology Review recognized him as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under 35. In 2012, The Wall Street Journal gave him the distinctive “Innovator of the Year Award" for technology.


He made his billions by founding Twitter, which needs no explanation, and Square, a company you may not have heard of. But you can see Square in action every day where plastic payments are accepted. He hopes Square technology will replace the cash register. Instead of going to the credit/debit card machine, it comes to you. The waiter or store clerk simply swipes plastic cards on a phone attachment while he stands close to you. Customers no longer worry when their cards go out of sight. Charges are made and receipts are printed or sent to your email account or texted to you right where you sit or stand.  


Dorsey lives a paperless life: all transactions and planning plus book, newspaper, and magazine reading are on electronic devices. He one of the largest forces in creating our electronic present and what looks to become our paperless future.


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