Tyler Winklevoss Net Worth
Tyler Winklevoss net worth: Tyler Winklevoss is an American rower and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $300 million. Tyler Winklevoss was born in Southampton, New York in August 1981. Their father Howard Winklevoss is an extremely successful businessman in his own right with a net worth of $200 million. His identical twin Cameron Winklevoss is his rowing partner. Tyler Winklevoss founded Winklevoss Capital Management. The Winklevoss brothers also founded HarvardConnection which later became ConnectU. The twins sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2004 claiming that he stole their idea to create Facebook. They ended up receiving a $65 million stock settlement. Both brothers were played by Armie Hammer in the 2010 film The Social Network. Tyler Winklevoss graduated from Harvard University and Oxford University. They also co-founded the social media site Guest of a Guest. The Winklevoss brothers competed in the men's pair rowing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and finished in 6th place. Cameron Winklevoss won Gold and Silver medals at the 2007 Pan American Games. The Winklevoss brothers also founded the bitcoin exchange Gemini Trust Company, AKA Gemini Bitcoin Exchange. Today the twins are two of the largest and most vocal investors in Bitcoin on the planet. In 2013, the twins spent $11 million of their own money to purchase 11,000 Bitcoins (at the time, a single Bitcoin was trading at $100). They have never sold a single coin. By December 2017, when a single Bitcoin was trading for $11,300, their investment worth more than $1.2 BILLION. Roughly a year later, the price of a single Bitcoin had dropped to $6000, and a few months later it was trading below $4000. The brothers also own a large quantity of Ethereum and today Gemini is one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world.