A cryptocurrency CEO has become one of the richest people on Earth.
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", is a Chinese-Canadian business executive. Zhao is the founder and CEO of Binance, world's largest cryptocurrency exchange
Changpeng Zhao estimated net worth of at least $96 billion, according to new calculations from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index published Monday.
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
As a teenager, Zhao pitched in to cover the household expenses, flipping burgers at McDonald's and working overnight shifts at a petrol station.