Winklevoss Twins Are First Ever Bitcoin Billionaires

They can thank Mark Zuckerberg for the original investment funds.

Twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss
Twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. (Photo by Christy Bowe/Corbis via Getty Images)
Corbis via Getty Images

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were made famous by the movie The Social Network, which publicized their claim that Mark Zuckerberg had stolen their idea for a social network (now Facebook). After they won a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Facebook, they invested heavily in Bitcoin, almost $11 million. Well, it paid off (pun intended), because, on Sunday, Bitcoin hit a record high of $11,826.76 per coin, which would put the twin’s investment at over $1 billion.

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