Twitter founder Jack Dorsey boasts a simple “@jack” as his username on the platform, and on an episode of the CouRage and Nadeshot Show, he revealed just how much money he’s been offered to hand it over.
One thing new Twitter users have to think long and hard about is what name they’ll be going by on the platform. This goes for any social media app, but it’s especially an issue there since the platform been around for over a decade.
By now, almost all of the cool usernames are taken, so new users pretty much have no other choice but to accept their second or even third choice of name.
Dorsey didn’t have this problem, as he was able to secure the simple and easy remember name of “@jack,” right at the beginning of Twitter’s life.
During his appearance on The CouRage and Nadeshot Show, he was asked how much money people have offered him for this handle. He explained that it doesn’t happen a whole lot on Twitter, but on Instagram, where he has the same handle, it’s floated more often.
“I don’t think that’s ever happened,” he said in response to whether somebody has offered an exorbitant amount of money for his handle.
“I have @jack on Instagram, though and people have offered, not, well, they haven’t offered that much money. They’ve offered $100 or $1000 and what-not, but that’s consistent. I get requests all the time. Everyday.”
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Of course, there’s next to no chance he’d ever give up either handle, so all of these offers are seemingly for nothing. But, even for a man as rich as Dorsey is, there’s bound to be an offer that he can’t refuse.
It’s hard to say what that offer would be for a man with a net worth estimated to be north of 5 billion, but we’d guess it’s somewhere in the range of a billion dollars or more for his Instagram name.
As for his Twitter handle? That one seems like it’ll be untouchable.