Twitter founder Dorsey still wants to be NYC Mayor (VIDEO)


Jack Dorsey speaks with the media after speaking at TechonoMy Detroit on Sept. 12, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.


Bill Pugliano

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey wants to be Mayor of New York City. 

In a CBS interview with Lara Logan that aired Sunday on "60 Minutes," Dorsey - now working on Square, a mobile payments startup - said he wants to be NYC's mayor. 

Apparently, it's his dream job. At first there was Twitter, and now there's Square. Perhaps for the third act he'll take up residence in NYC's Gracie Mansion?

Here's what Dorsey told Logan during the interview

"What I love about New York is just the electricity I feel right away. I mean just look at us in this station. There's just people walking everywhere and everyone," Dorsey said. 

"It's chaos," he added. "It's kinda like being in a car in the middle of a thunderstorm, right. Everything is raging around you, but you're safe inside that car. So New York feels very much to me like that."

Of course, NYC already has a resident mayoral billionaire - Mayor Bloomberg. 

According to Forbes, Dorsey came in at No. 392 with an estimated worth of $1.2 billion in the magazine's 400 richest American rankings. Bloomberg was listed at No. 10 for his estimated net worth of $25 billion. But it's not all about money. 

Dorsey may not even live in NYC. "Jack Dorsey is already campaigning to be mayor of NYC, and he doesn't even live there," the Atlantic wrote

This isn't the first time Dorsey has said he wanted the job. In a 2011 Vanity Fair profile, Dorsey explained one reason why he aspired to public office.

“What gets me really thinking about activity within a city. Like, even this intersection at the end of Fifth Avenue, seeing all the taxicabs turn. There’s such a rush of energy constantly coursing through.”

The article goes on to say that Bloomberg advised Dorsey to make a lot of money before he ran for office. (So maybe it is all about the money?)

If that's true, and if Dorsey is serious about running, the question is, "How much money is enough?"

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