Winklevoss Twins Become the World’s First Bitcoin Billionaires

Carmela Tim

Oct 2, 2017
Until now, the Winklevoss twins have been best known for suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that he stole their idea to create a social networking website while they were all students at Harvard. The brothers received $65 million as a result of that suit, but what they did next will likely ensure that they are remembered for something far more distinctive.

In 2013, the brothers took $11 million of the funds from that settlement and invested in bitcoin — at just $120 per coin. This investment garnered them nearly 1 percent of all bitcoins that were in circulation at that time.



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Jul 23, 2017
Let them have the spotlight. We all know very well they weren't the world's first bitcoin billionaires and surely won't be the last!
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Dec 9, 2017
Love this story. Part II? They become the world's first trillionaires, buy Facebook and hang 16 x 20 self portraits in Zuck's office :)