Twitter Co-Founder, Jack Dorsey, Wins Again

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of not one, but two, billion dollar start-ups – Twitter (of course) and the quite awesome payment processing reader, Square, has won countless awards for his ingenuity.

We can now add another accolade to this undoubtedly extensive list. And although he hasn’t won this award before, Dorsey just generally wins in life it seems – hence the “Wins Again” headline.

Announced today via Tweet (of course), we learned that Dorsey has been named Cannes Lions’ Media Person of the Year:


This is a Special Award, with the winner selected from a pool of nominees put forth by Festival organizers. The award honors leading personalities from the worldwide media industry – and places Dorsey in good company. Previous winners have included Eric Schmidt of Google and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, among others:

2011:     Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google

2010:     Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook

2009:     Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corporation

2008:     Sir Anthony O’Reilly, Chief Executive of Independent News & Media PLC

2007:     Tsuneo Watanabe, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings

2006:    Gunter Thielen, Chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann AG

2005:    Lachlan Murdoch, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation

2004:    Arnaud Lagardère, Chairman and CEO of the Lagardère Group

2002:     Sumner M Redstone, Chairman and CEO of Viacom

2001:     Gerald Levin, CEO of AOL Time Warner

2000:     Jean-Claude Decaux, President, JCDecaux Group

1999:    Silvio Berlusconi, media magnate and Prime Minister

The Cannes Lions Festival is all about inspiring creativity. It’s “where creative professionals come to debate, learn and be inspired; where the greatest industry honours are bestowed; where those pushing creative communications forward are celebrated.”

And if you want to attend, it is being held from June 17 – 23 in Cannes, France.

Either way, be sure to send an @mention congratulating @Jack!

(Win image from Shutterstock)