Winklevoss Twins Net Worth: $200 Million
Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss are the Winklevoss twins. They are American rowers and internet entrepreneurs. Their net worth is estimated at $200 million. They co-founded the HarvardConnection (which was later renamed ConnectU) along with Harvard Classmate Divya Narendra.
ConnectU was a social networking website which was launched on May 21 2004. The website enabled users to add people as friends, send messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Users were placed in networks based upon the domain name associated with the email address they used for registration.
Winklevoss Twins sued Mark Zuckerberg for $65 million in 2004. They claimed that he stole their ConnectU idea to create Facebook, which is currently the most popular social networking website.
Today Winklevoss Twins are venture capitalists. Winklevoss Twins’ company, Math-Based Asset Services LLC, filed to register a bitcoin-based exchange-trade fund called Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust in 2013.
The twins have led a seed funding round for Bitcoin payment processor BitInstant. They had claimed they owned nearly one percent of all Bitcoin in existence in April 2013. However, after the arrest of Charlie Shrem, CEO of BitInstant, the twins said that they were passive investors in BitInstant. Recently they launched Winkdex, a financial index that tracks the price of Bitcoin.