Binance Zhao Changpeng
Changpeng Zhao, 41, known as CZ in the cyber world, is not well known given that he was still a middle class Chinese less than a year ago. In July last year, Zhao established Binance, the cryptocurrency exchange.
And by increasing his fortune to $ 2 billion in a few months, he made it the richest in China among those who earned wealth from cryptocurrencies. He may also have set a world record in making himself a billionaire as soon as possible. Born in Jiangsu, China, Zhao immigrated to Canada with his family when he was young.
After studying computer science at McGill University in Montreal, he worked at the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Bloomberg.