Tyler Winklevoss

Tyler Winklevoss

Formal First Name
1981 - present

Tyler Winklevoss is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gemini. He is an elite athlete, lifelong entrepreneur, and prominent investor in cryptocurrencies and blockchain-related businesses. Tyler is the right-handed half of the Winklevoss twins, which is believed to be the first bitcoin billionaires. They are reportedly holding about 100,000 coins, worth $950 million as of June 2020. An accomplished rower, Tyler has participated in the crew at both Harvard and Oxford. And together with Cameron, he represented the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Winklevoss was born in Southampton, NY with an identical twin brother.
  • Sometime after their birth, the family moved to Greenwich, CT.
  • He was in high school when he developed an interest in classics, taking up Latin and Ancient Greek.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.

The Winklevoss Twins

  • The twins were never told who was the older one.
  • Musically inclined, they also started studying classical piano from the age of six, continuing with their lessons till they were eighteen.
  • At the age of 13, they launched their own web page design company.
  • At 16, they founded the rowing team at their high school. 
  • They first learned about Bitcoin on a beach in Ibiza in the summer of 2012.
  • They own 1% of all bitcoins in circulation.