Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Joins Disney’s Board Of Directors

Jack Dorsey is going places.

As if co-founding Twitter and being CEO of Square wasn’t enough, Dorsey has now joined Disney’s board of directors, which also includes Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

“I am honored and humbled to join the Disney Board,” said Dorsey in Disney’s release. “Disney is a timeless company, one we all grow up learning from and admiring.”

“Jack Dorsey is a talented entrepreneur who has helped create groundbreaking new businesses in the social media and commerce spaces,” said Disney CEO Robert A. Iger. “The perspective he brings to Disney and its Board is extremely valuable, given our strategic priorities, which include utilizing the latest technologies and platforms to reach more people and to enhance the relationship we have with our customers.”

Disney, of course, acquired Pixar back in 2006, which brought Apple’s Steve Jobs to the Disney board. Dorsey is a known admirer of Jobs and this, accidentally or otherwise, is perhaps another step on his road to emulate the Apple icon.

For his part, Dorsey acknowledged the Disney venture in a tweet.

(Source: BusinessWire. Jack Dorsey image: estenh via Flickr.)

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