Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey's First Tweet Sells For Over £2 Million


Founder and CEO of American microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, Jack Dorsey has sold a digital certificate connected to his first-ever tweet for over £2m.

 

The digital certificate was purchased in an auction by Sina Estavi, a Malaysia-based entrepreneur.

 

The tweet, posted by Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006, reads: "just setting up my twttr"

 

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

 

Buyer, Mr Estavi said: "This is not just a tweet!"

 

He added that "years later people will realise the true value of this tweet, like the Mona Lisa painting".

 

Jack Dorsey said the funds raised from the sale of his first-ever tweet are being donated to a charity supporting the coronavirus response in Africa, minus a 5% processing fee going to the auctioning platform.

 

Mr Estavi said he was glad the money was being donated to charity.

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