Changpeng Zhao, also known as CZ, is a Chinese-Canadian businessman and entrepreneur, best known as the founder and CEO of Binance, one of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.
Born in Jiangsu, China, in 1977, CZ moved to Canada with his family at a young age. He attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where he earned a degree in Computer Science. After graduation, CZ began his career in the technology industry, working as a software developer and systems architect for several companies.
In 2013, CZ became interested in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, and decided to launch his own cryptocurrency exchange, Binance. The platform quickly gained popularity and attracted a large number of users, becoming one of the top exchanges in terms of trading volume and user base.
CZ has been recognized as a leading figure in the cryptocurrency industry, and has been featured in various publications and media outlets, including Forbes, Bloomberg, and CoinDesk. He is also known for his active presence on social media, where he frequently shares his thoughts and insights on the industry and the future of blockchain technology.
CZ is also known for his philanthropic efforts, he created the Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF), which uses blockchain technology to provide transparency and accountability for charitable donations.
CZ’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 billion as of 2021, most of it from Binance. He is considered one of the most influential people in the cryptocurrency industry and continues to shape the future of the sector