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In One Day Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong, Became One Of The Richest People On Earth!

In One Day Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong, Became One Of The Richest People On Earth!

by April 16, 2021 0 comments

Color Me Impressed!
By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

At this rate it truly is going to be a WHITE BOY SUMMER with the billionaires club getting a little bit bigger this past Wednesday with Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong joining the coveted group.

He runs the cryptocurrency exchange company that went public at a valuation of about $100 billion. That turned Armstrong into an instant mega-billionaire: His roughly 40 million shares became worth about $16 billion.

Founded by Armstrong in 2012, Coinbase helps users buy, sell, and store cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ethereum.

His company has recently grew in popularity following the rise in interest of cryptocurrencies — particularly bitcoin, which has soared during the pandemic.

Coinbase founder and CEO Brian Armstrong in a 2019 picture.

Coinbase founder and CEO Brian Armstrong in a 2019 picture.Coinbase says it has more than 35 million customers in over 100 countries, with more than $25 billion in assets on the platform and more than $320 billion in total volume traded.

Yet Armstrong isn’t as high-profile the company he controls. The 38-year-old was previously a software engineer at Airbnb for about a year beginning in 2011.

Prior to that, he was CEO and founder of UniversityTutor.com, an online tutoring directory for nearly a decade. He’s received a master’s degree in computer science at Rice University.Armstrong is active on Twitter with about 550,000 followers.

He rarely speaks publicly — in fact, it was Coinbase Chief Financial Officer Alesia Haas, not Armstrong, that spoke with tjskoc.com about the company’s public debut.

If Coinbase’s public debut goes as planned, Armstrong will enter within the top 250 of the Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index.