Tyler Winklevoss Biography
(Investor, Olympic Rower, and Founder of ‘Winklevoss Capital Management’)
Birthday: August 21, 1981 (Leo)
Born In: Southampton, New York, United States
Tyler Winklevoss is an American rower, entrepreneur and founder of the company Winklevoss Capital Management. He has an identical twin named Cameron Winklevoss, with whom he is very close. Both the brothers went to the same school and college, learnt to row at the same club and participated together in the same competition. If one of them were good in anything the other had to be good in that. It was while studying at Harvard, when they tried to set up social networking site with another friend, eventually enlisting the help of Mark Zuckerberg, to complete the programming. When Zuckerberg launched Facebook instead of completing their work, they sued him in court, receiving $65m as settlement. Later he and his brother studied MBA at Oxford University, England and on their return opened a venture capital company, concurrently investing heavily in cryptocurrency, namely, bitcoin, and became billionaires within a few years. In the midst of all these, they continued with rowing, competing in the men's pair rowing event at the 2008 Summer Olympics, becoming sixth out of the fourteen team that participated in the event.