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This article was published on December 20, 2013

Jack Dorsey gives 10% of his equity back to Square

Jack Dorsey gives 10% of his equity back to Square Image by: Bill Pugliano
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Just one day after news emerged that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg had sold 41m of his shares for north of $2bn, news has emerged that Square founder (and Twitter man) Jack Dorsey has returned 10% of his shares to the company.

As Fortune reports, Dorsey made the announcement at a Square holiday party last weekend, and the move is likely designed to free-up more stock for new and existing employees, and reduce dilution for shareholders.

Prior to this, Dorsey owned almost a third (30%) of Square, which means he’s returning around 3%  of the company’s overall equity. And, based on estimates of the company’s valuation which has previously placed it at at least $3.25bn, Dorsey’s returning a minimum of $97.5 million, through Fortune suggests it could be as much as $150m.

At any rate, in the wake of Twitter’s recent IPO, Dorsey probably isn’t short of a few bucks, right?

Fortune | Square’s Dorsey returns 10% of his shares

Feature Image Credit – Bill Pugliano/Getty Images