Jack Sweeney (born 2002/2003) is an entrepreneur and programmer from the United States.
In 2022, he made a name for himself by using Twitter bots to track the private jets of celebrities like Elon Musk and Russian billionaires.
Who is Jack Sweeney?
Sweeney was a freshman at the University of Central Florida studying information technology at the start of 2022. He wants to work in software development.
He created Twitter bots as a teenager to track and share the locations of various celebrities’ private jets, including Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Donald Trump, and Drake.
The Federal Aviation Administration, OpenSky Network, and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast are among the public data sources used by his application.
He started the “Elon Musk’s Jet” Twitter account in June 2020, with the goal of tracking Musk’s private plane with bots that harvest publicly available air traffic data.
Musk paid $5,000 to Sweeney to stop tracking his private Gulfstream jet in November 2021, citing security concerns.
Sweeney responded that in exchange for an internship, $50,000, or a Tesla Model 3, he might quit tracking his own jet.
Sweeney indicated in a Bloomberg Wealth interview in February 2022 that he was forming a company named “Ground Control” to track the flight behavior of renowned billionaires.
Sweeney began tweeting the whereabouts of approximately 30 private jets belonging to Russian oligarchs during the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
Sweeney expressed his wish to have their planes seized in a March 2022 interview with CBS MoneyWatch. Vladimir Putin, Len Blavatnik, Roman Abramovich, Alexander Abramov, Dmitry Rybolovlev, Arkady Rotenberg, Eugene Shvidler, Vladimir Potanin, Vagit Alekperov, Oleg Deripaska, Mikhail Prokhorov, Alisher Usmanov, Viktor Vekselberg, Leonid Mikhelson, Viktor Medvedchuk, Vladimir Lisin, Suleyman Ker.
Jack Sweeney Networth
Jack Sweeney is estimated to have a net worth close a $1 million, this networth he accumulated from his multiple income streams as an application developer and a content creator in some cases.
With his recent success in tracking the flights of Prominent people on earth, we can assure you that his net worth will soon get a spike.
Jack Sweeney Girlfriend, Wife: is he married?
From our sources and other online platforms, Jack Sweeney is not dating anyone at the moment, well, as a tech guru, it is obvious he spends most of his time developing apps and discovering new stuff, we do not have any data on his dating history, he is not married.
If you crushing on him, shoot your shot, you may b that lucky one.
Jack Sweeney Tracking Elon Musk Flights
Fans of the tech billionaire are now asking if Musk will deactivate a teen’s account after he originally declined a $5,000 purchase offer from Telsa CEO Elon Musk.
Sweeney said he was unsure what the future held for the jet tracking account an hour before the news of Musk and Twitter’s deal emerged.
“An update on Elon Musk and @ElonJet,” Sweeney tweeted. “It remains unknown if Elon would take down ElonJet if he takes over Twitter.”
Musk supporters dragged the boy, claiming he’s one of the “reasons Musk bought Twitter.”
“You are one of the reasons he wants to acquire Twitter,” one person remarked. “@elonmusk @Tesla @SpaceX.”
“It would be so amusing if that becomes the entire reason he spent so much money on Twitter,” another user tweeted.
“I believe it’s a foregone conclusion that he will. Another person commented to Sweeney, “I’d go so far as to say this is the reason he’s buying it.”
Musk was not impressed when he found out a 19-year-old had developed a Twitter bot to keep track of his private jet’s movements.
In late January, Protocol reported that Musk sent the teen a DM asking for him to take down the account, branding it a “security risk”.
Musk was scared some “nutcase” might shoot out of the skies.
“Can you take this down? It is a security risk,” he apparently pleaded.
The teen responded: “Yes I can but it’ll cost you a Model 3 only joking unless?”
After a few messages back and forth, Musk asked how much Sweeney made running the account.
When he revealed it earned him no more than $20 a month, the world’s richest man made a measly offer of $5,000 to delete the account.
The teen pushed for more, demanding an extra zero on the end.
“Any chance to up that to $50k?” he said.
“It would be great support in college and would possibly allow me to get a car maybe even a Model 3.”
Musk hit back that he’d think about it, but Sweeney never heard back from the billionaire.