Twitter co-founder and Square pioneer Jack Dorsey candidly revealed during an interview Sunday on 60 Minutes that he would like to be mayor of New York City… someday.
The bright young billionaire with an incomparable legacy in both social media and mobile payments, presently resides in San Francisco (he’s from Illinois) but may relocate to his beloved New York City in order to one day seek the office of mayor.
Dorsey told CBS’ Lara Logan in no uncertain terms that running for mayor is a strong possibility for the future.
Everything seems to be working for Jack Dorsey. The Wall Street Journal Magazine named him Technology Innovator of the Year. Accepting that award brought him back to New York, a city he fell in love with when he worked for the dispatch company he hacked into. Dorsey may spend most of his life in the virtual world, but he’s still fascinated by real world systems and Manhattan, with its subways, is the biggest system on earth. It may seem like an unrealistic ambition for such a reserved person, but Dorsey not only wants to move here someday, he wants to run for mayor.
“What I love about New York is just the electricity I feel right away,” Dorsey admitted. “I mean just look at us in this station. There’s just people walking everywhere and everyone.”
To check out what else Dorsey had to say, log on to the 60 Minutes page at CBS here.