Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledges $1bn for coronavirus relief effort

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donating $1bn from Square’s share of 28% of his personal wealth.

 

  • The funds will focus on girl’s health and education after the pandemic end

  • The largest single donation from an individual for coronavirus relief

  • An initiative founded by actor Leonardo DiCaprio

On 8 April Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced to donate $1bn total (28% of his personal wealth) to coronavirus relief, he announced this on Twitter.

 

 

Dorsey co-founded Twitter in 2006 and also founded another company “Square” and from his square share, he is donating 28% of his total wealth which is approximately $1bn. he also mentioned that after the pandemic over we will shift our focus to girls’ health and education. he also shared a link to Google docs where people can track the amount and donate to American food funds the initiative co-founded by actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Jack revealing that his first $100,000 had been contributed to an initiative co-founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

Dorsey said ‘I hope this inspires others to do something similar. Life is too short, so let’s do everything we can today to help people now.’ 

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Jack Dorsey said the fund will be shifted to girl’s education and health once the pandemic ends.

 

 

 

 

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