Jack Dorsey pledges $1 billion for COVID-19 relief efforts

Jack Dorsey pledges $1 billion for COVID-19 relief efforts

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has pledged $1 billion of his stake in Square to help fund relief efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dorsey said the amount represents about 28% of his wealth and will be donated to his charity fund, Start Small. The focus of the charity would later shift to universal basic income and girls’ health and education. Dorsey’s net worth is estimated at $3.3 billion.

Chris
Chris
ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 1 months

"Wow thats alot of money, Oh well back to more killing" -Covid-19

is it 2021 yet?
is it 2021 yet? 1 months

Good on this Richie, that is a significant sum. I think he’ll still be OK though.

.Tet.
.Tet. 1 months

He finally does something that befits a human being. One step toward solid proof of whether or not he's a human or not.

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 1 months

Wait, he's giving up Square equity to do this? Give up Twitter equity dude, it's the flash in the pan fad site that has major reputation issues and isn't easily monetized. Square is a fairly robust payment platform, you should keep that 🤦

Dank Duck
Dank Duck 1 months

Title is misleading. Reuters reports that this is going to "girl's health and education".

White mana matters
White mana matters 1 months

How much to fight censorship on his platform?

Mozgus
Mozgus 1 months

If this is legit, then he gets a lot of respect. I still think he is ignorant, but if this is true, he obviously means well.

Carol
Carol 1 months

Don't give it to the federal government to handle, it may wind up in Trump's pocket!

Arrow
Arrow 1 months

Good on him. Can't wait to see all the arguments about it "nOt BeInG eNoUgH" from people who have never donated so much as a single penny in their lives.

Marketus
Marketus 1 months

He is giving his own charity money to push his own agenda. I'd be surprised if any substantial amount went to covid19

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 1 months

And he can still buy a b2 spirit. Guy is absolutely loaded. Thanks for helping out though. May not like him but he’s doing the right thing.

Fin
Fin 1 months

Thanks for the donation.. It will help save a few lives

Scott
Scott 1 months

Way to go brother!

endubito
endubito 1 months

No matter who the money is for, "pledging" money is a far cry from writing an actual check. I do not doubt Jacks humanitarian intent, but corporate pledges rarely fullfill theIr initial promise. It is good optics more than anything else.

Peter
Peter 1 months

What a cuck

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