Changpeng Zaho : From Cook at McDonald’s to Crypto Billionaire

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Changpeng Zaho's interest in cryptocurrencies started in 2013 when he first learned about bitcoin.

His career in the crypto industry started at Blockchain.info, where he served as the head of development.

Other businesses that Zhao created include Bijie Tech, a company that offers cloud-based services to crypto exchanges.

Zhao considered starting his own cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, as the company expanded and China started to crack down on exchanges in March 2017.

When the crypto market bubble peaked in 2021, his net worth was over $65 billion, but the subsequent market crash in 2022 sharply reduced it.

Currently, as per the Forbes report, Cz's net worth is $17.4B.