People

Changpeng Zhao

Changpeng Zhao

Formal First Name
Changpeng
Nick Name
CZ
Dates
1977 - present
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Changpeng Zhao is the Chief Executive Officer of Binance. He founded the company in July 2017, following a $15 million funding raised during an initial coin offering. In less than 180 days, Zhao grew Binance into the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume. This Chinese-Canadian business executive used to work as a McDonald's employee to help support his family during his teenage years. In 2018, Zhao was listed third on Forbes’ "The Richest People In Cryptocurrency.”

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