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Changpeng Zhao Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Changpeng Zhao Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth September 10, 1977
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Changpeng Zhao is a Canadian entrepreneur who is best known as the founder and CEO of Binance, a company that had become the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange (by trading volume) in April 2018. In January 2022, he had become the richest person in Canada and the 11th richest person in the world.

Born Name

Changpeng Zhao

Nick Name

CZ

Changpeng Zhao as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2019
Changpeng Zhao as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2019 (Changpeng Zhao / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Jiangsu, China

Residence

Singapore

Nationality

Canadian

 

Education

Changpeng, after his high school graduation, had attended McGill University, a public research university in Montreal, Quebec. He had majored in computer science there.

Occupation

Entrepreneur

Changpeng Zhao as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2018
Changpeng Zhao as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2018 (Changpeng Zhao / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – His father was a university instructor.
  • Mother – His mother was a teacher.
  • Siblings – He has an older sister.

Net Worth

In January 2022, Changpeng Zhao’s net worth was $96 billion according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Changpeng Zhao as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2021
Changpeng Zhao as seen in an Instagram post in July 2021 (Changpeng Zhao / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Chinese descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Slender frame
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Bespectacled
  • Affable smile
  • Clean-shaven look
Changpeng Zhao as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2021
Changpeng Zhao as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2021 (Changpeng Zhao / Instagram)

Changpeng Zhao Facts

  1. Changpeng’s father, a university instructor, had been exiled to China’s rural areas, due to his ideological differences with the local authorities/administration, shortly after his birth. The family had emigrated to Canada from China when he was 12 years old and had settled down in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  2. In his teenage years in Canada, he used to financially support his family by working several service jobs including serving at a local McDonald’s outlet.
  3. After his university graduation, he had worked for a subcontractor, on an internship, at the Tokyo Stock Exchange. There, he used to develop software for matching trade orders.
  4. After a brief stint there, he had worked for 4 years at Bloomberg Tradebook, the agency broker of Bloomberg L.P., which serves global investment advisors, money managers, hedge funds, proprietary desks, and broker-dealers with access to global trading venues, proprietary trading algorithms, execution consulting services, pre-and-post trade analytics, and independent research. He was a developer of futures trading software there.
  5. In 2005, he had returned to his native China and had founded a Shanghai-based company called Fusion Systems which became well known for its superfast high-frequency trading systems for brokers.
  6. In 2013, he had turned his attention to cryptocurrency and had first worked as a member of the team that had developed Blockchain.info, a cryptocurrency financial services company. Around the same time, he had served as the chief technology officer of OKCoin, a cryptocurrency exchange company.
  7. In 2017, he had left OKCoin to launch his own cryptocurrency exchange, Binance. The company had raised USD 15 million in an initial coin offering and was launched in July 2017.
  8. Within 8 months of its launch, in April 2018, Binance had become the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume. After this, he had launched Binance Smart Chain, a blockchain network that has made a significant contribution to the development of the decentralized finance industry.
  9. In February 2018, Forbes magazine had ranked him at number 3 on their list of ‘The Richest People In Cryptocurrency’.
  10. In an interview, in November 2021, he had stated that he was planning to donate up to 99% of his wealth, following in the footsteps of numerous other entrepreneurs and investors.

Featured Image by Changpeng Zhao / Instagram

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