While it may be true that you can’t buy happiness, a little extra dough never hurt anyone. Still not buying it? Just ask the man behind Twitter, Jack Dorsey. The social network’s co-founder became a billionaire this past week after the price of Twitter’s stock went through the roof. Must be quite an adjustment for the college dropout from St. Louis whose parents ran local businesses. But with great wealth, comes great responsibility. No one knows that better than Dorsey’s lookalike, composer Cole Porter.
Whereas Dorsey earned his money through the Internet—or the “new”-fashioned way, if you will—Porter was born into money and cherished it immensely. Although both men brought in the bucks with their creative talent—Dorsey made Twitter one of the most popular social media sites online and Porter composed legendary theatrical songs and jazz standards like “What Is This Thing Called Love,” “Night and Day,” and “Love for Sale”—it’s fair to say that Porter got a decent head start. Unfortunately, the happy song and dance man experienced sadder days later in life. Stemming from a horse riding accident in 1937, Porter had to get one of his legs amputated and was in chronic pain for the rest of his life. Still, he managed to churn out some huge hits and never stopped working. As someone who’ll be remembered for his witty lyricism and acrobatic use of the English language, you gotta wonder: Could Porter turn a phrase in 140 characters or less? #Obviously.