Jack Dorsey, Twitter boss, donates $2m on Diddy’s IG Live to support health care workers fighting COVID-19

Jack Dorsey, Twitter boss, donates $2m on Diddy’s IG Live to support health care workers fighting COVID-19

Twitter chief executive, Jack Dorsey on Sunday donated $2m to Direct Relief to aid the efforts of front-line workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. Equally important, he made the donation via the Instagram Live session of rapper and entertainment mogul, Diddy.

On Sunday, April 12, Diddy had gone live on Instagram; encouraging followers to make donations to a COVID-19 relief fund at teamlove.com in support of front-line health care workers. Earlier, he had promised to hold the biggest dance-a-thon in the world targeted at raising funds to support their efforts. During his session, he was joined by several celebrities including Drake, Justin Bieber, LeBron James; as well as Jennifer Lopez who was a partner of the American rapper. In addition, Nigerian recording artistes, Burna Boy and Tiwa Savage also joined in.

In response to Diddy’s outreach, Jack Dorsey had announced the donation to Direct Relief.

‘‘Giving $2mm to @DirectRelief. Thank you @Diddy,’’ Jack Dorsey had tweeted.

Jack Dorsey

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Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries; with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.

Diddy whose real name is Sean Combs is one of the most revered American artistes and business tycoon who came into prominence in the 90s.

His session on the social media platform, Instagram on Sunday evening turned out a highly entertaining affair; one in which he interacted with and danced with several celebrities while also making plans for the post-Coronavirus era.

Meanwhile, Jack Dorsey had recently pledged to donate $1bn to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Equally important, his donation remains the largest pledged gift by a private individual yet during the pandemic.

In a series of tweets posted on his verified Twitter page; Jack Dorsey revealed that he would donate $1bn of his equity in Square, the payments company he also leads; in order to fund coronavirus relief efforts.

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