The “Winklevoss Twins” refer to Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, two American investors who are known for being early pioneers of social media. The brothers sued Harvard classmate and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, alleging he stole their own social media concept.
The Winklevoss Twins are also the founders Gemini, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.
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Interviews with the Winklevoss Twins
- 2022-05-28: The Winklevoss Twins Talk Metaverse, NFTs, And The Future Of Finance | Forbes
The Winklevoss Twins FAQ
How much money did the Winklevoss twins gets from Facebook?
After a lengthy legal battle, the brothers settled with Meta for $65 million USD.
What is The Winklevoss Twins’s net worth?
Estimated a combined net worth of $1.6 billion USD.
Did Mark Zuckerberg steal the idea for Facebook from the Winklevoss Twins?
Not exactly. The Winklevoss Twins launched ConnectU (then HarvardConnection) back in mid 2004, when they were students at the university. However, they had hired Mark Zuckerberg (also a student) to join the team in late 2003. Zuckerberg then secretly developed and launched Facebook, his own social network, in February – three months prior to ConnectU’s planned launch in May. As a result, the Winklevoss Twins immediately sent him a cease-and-desist letter and later sued Zuckerberg, resulting in years of court battles.