Justin Sun

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Justin Sun
孙宇晨
BornJuly 30, 1990 (1990-07-30) (age 31)
Xining, Qinghai, China
CitizenshipGrenada
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Peking University
OccupationBusinessman
Entrepreneur
TitleCEO of Rainberry Inc
Term2018–present

His Excellency Justin Sun (Chinese: 孙宇晨; pinyin: Sūn Yǔchén; born July 30, 1990). [1] Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Grenada to the WTO, is a Geneva-based Chinese-Grenadian diplomat, entrepreneur, and business executive. He is best known as the Founder of TRON, a leading blockchain DAO ecosystem.

Education[edit]

Justin Sun holds an M.A. in East Asia Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in History from Peking University.

Career[edit]

When he was 26, Sun was chosen by Jack Ma to study at Hupan University, and was the only millennial among the first graduates.[citation needed] Sun became the cover figure of Yazhou Zhoukan in 2011 and Davos Global Youth Leaders in 2014. In 2015 he was named CNTV's most noteworthy new entrepreneur, and was named in Forbes China 30 Under 30 from 2015 through 2017.[2]

Sun placed the record-breaking $4.6 million bid to have a private lunch with Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett in June 2019,[3][4] before cancelling it to widespread surprise.[5][6] The lunch with Buffett eventually occurred in January 2020.[7]

On 11 Mar 2021 Sun was the underbidder on the historic $69M auction at Christie's New York of the Beeple non-fungible token (NFT) collection Everydays: the First 5000 Days.[8]

In October 2021, Sun participated in a $65 million funding round in Animoca.[9]

In December 2021 Sun announced he was the winner of the New Shepard auction with a bid of $28 million to be the first paying passenger to fly on the Blue Origin vehicle in July 2021. He was not able to fly on this July 2021 mission due to a scheduling conflict. However he purchased (supposedly with the $28 million auction bid, which he paid to Blue Origin in 2021) privately a full flight of New Shepard for himself and intends to select five other participants to fly with him into space in late 2022.[10] Sun also announced that he is a diplomat for Grenada. [11][1]

In December 2021, Justin Sun retired as a CEO of tron to become a Diplomat for Grenada.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Foust, Jeff (December 23, 2021). "Crypto entrepreneur to go to space on New Shepard". Space News.
  2. ^ "30 under 30". Forbes.
  3. ^ Lam, Katherine (June 3, 2019). "Winning bidder of Warren Buffett's private lunch revealed as Tron CEO Justin Sun". FOXBusiness. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "Chinese blockchain entrepreneur Justin Sun won Warren Buffett's charity lunch with $4.6M bid". June 4, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Stevenson, Alexandra; Li, Cao (July 24, 2019). "Who Cancels Lunch With Warren Buffett? A Chinese Tycoon Did, but Why?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  6. ^ Russolillo, Stella Yifan Xie and Steven (July 25, 2019). "'Excessive Self-Promotion': Justin Sun Apologizes After Postponing Charity Lunch With Warren Buffett". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  7. ^ GmbH, finanzen net. "Warren Buffett finally had his $4.6 million meal with crypto boss Justin Sun | Currency News | Financial and Business News | Markets Insider". markets.businessinsider.com. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  8. ^ Sun, Justin [@justinsuntron] (March 11, 2021). "1/12 I participated in the @ChristiesInc #NFT auction for Everydays: the First 5,000 Days by @Beeple. My final effective bid was $60 MIL (plus fee $69 MIL). However, was outbid by another buyer in the last 20 secs by $250k. Difference was less than 0.3% of the total price" (Tweet). Archived from the original on May 16, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-20/ubisoft-sequoia-china-help-nft-creator-hit-2-billion-valuation. Retrieved October 21, 2021.
  10. ^ Crypto pioneer Justin Sun plans space trip with Blue Origin
  11. ^ Yang, Yueqi (December 22, 2021). "Crypto Entrepreneur Justin Sun Tackles Space Next With Blue Origin Flight". Bloomberg.
  12. ^ Kharif, Olga. "Crypto Wunderkind Justin Sun Says He's Becoming a Diplomat for Grenada". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved January 11, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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