Cryptocurrency CEO becomes one of the world's richest billionaires

A cryptocurrency CEO has become one of the richest people on Earth.

Who is Binance CEO?

Changpeng "CZ" Zhao, who runs the crypto exchange Binance, has joined the ranks of the world's top billionaires

Changpeng Zhao, commonly known as "CZ"

Changpeng Zhao, commonly known as "CZ", is a Chinese-Canadian business executive. Zhao is the founder and CEO of Binance, world's largest cryptocurrency exchange

Changpeng Zhao Net Worth 2022

Changpeng Zhao estimated net worth of at least $96 billion, according to new calculations from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index published Monday.

Zhao's projected fortune now rivals that of Oracle (ORCL) founder Larry Ellison and surpasses that of Mukesh Ambani, the Indian tycoon whose fortune has also soared over the last two years.

Changpeng Zhao

He was born in Jiangsu, China. Both of his parents were educators; his father, a professor, was labelled a "pro-bourgeois intellect"

Zhao studied computer science at Montreal’s McGill University.
In Tokyo, he built a system for matching trade orders on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and then, at Bloomberg’s Tradebook

Changpeng Zhao

From Burgers to Billions

As a teenager, Zhao pitched in to cover the household expenses, flipping burgers at McDonald's and working overnight shifts at a petrol station.

@Binance CEO #ChangpengZhao beats #MukeshAmbani to become Asia's richest person
Mukesh Ambani - $96.8 billion
Changpeng Zhao - $96.9 billion