Justin Sun - Updated May 2024

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Justin Sun

Justin Sun is a prominent Chinese tech entrepreneur. Justin Sun is the founder of TRON and Peiwo. He is also the CEO of BitTorrent and Rainberry, Inc.

Early Life

Justin Sun was born on July 30, 1990, and his current age is 33 years old. Justin is a native of Xining, Qinghai, China, and his zodiac sign is Leo. His Chinese name is 孙宇晨 (Sūn Yǔchén). Talking about his educational journey, Justin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an M.A. degree in East Asia Studies. Previously, Justin gained his B.A. degree in History from Peking University.

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Caption: Justin captured while organizing a session. Source: Quartz

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Justin Sun is a famous tech entrepreneur. Justin also founded the cryptocurrency platform TRON in July 2017 and is also the present CEO of Rainberry, Inc. The platform that Justin founded, TRON, is one of the most popular blockchains in the world. Further, Justin has been the CEO of BitTorrent at present since June 2018.

Likewise, Justin is also the founder, chairman, and CEO of the mobile social app – Peiwo (Call me) since 2013. It was one of the largest voice live-streaming apps in China. It is also a mobile app that aspired to become China’s Snapchat. The aim was to match and connect users by analyzing 10-second voice samples and their interests. Further, this platform introduced a host of channels for users.

The team did this to make like-minded friends through online games, talent shows, and live streaming. The mobile app has matched over 4 billion chats to date. Justin also became a Davos Global Shaper in the year 2014.

The talented entrepreneur was also the former representative of the Bitcoin settlement platform, Ripple, in China. He was the Chief Representative and Advisor of this company from December 2013 to January 2016. Furthermore, Forbes listed Justin Sun under its 30 under 30 Asia list in the year 2017. His name remained on the 30 under 30 China list from the year 2015 to 2017.

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Caption: Justin meeting Warren Buffett for the $6 million meal. Source: The Straits Times

The Beginning

Justin was lucky that Jack Ma chose to study at Hupan University, Yuhu Bay, Xihu Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Back then, Justin was only 26 years old. Justin was also the only millennial among the first graduates.

Likewise, Justin became the cover figure of Yazhou Zhoukan in the year 2011. The young entrepreneur also became the cover figure for Davos Global Youth Leaders in the year 2014. Then in 2015, CNTV named Justin Sun as the most noteworthy new entrepreneur.

Furthermore, Justin placed the record-breaking $4.5 million bid. This bid was to have a private lunch with CEO Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway in June 2019. However, he canceled the private lunch to widespread surprise. Eventually, in January 2020, the lunch with Warren Buffett occurred.

Recently, on 11 Mar 2021, Justin Sun was the underbidder on the historic $69 million auctions by a narrow margin. This auction was at Christie’s New York of the Beeple non-fungible token (NFT) collection “Everyday: the First 5000 Days”.

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Caption: Justin being invited to Rosenblatt Securities’s FinTech Summit Building Tomorrow’s Marketplaces” on May 19, 2021. Source: Instagram

Net Worth 2024

The entrepreneur is also active on TikTok under the username @justinsuntron. On TikTok, he has gained 1.4k followers and 6.6k likes. Moving on, Justin has a net worth estimation of approximately $200 million US dollars. Currently, he has not signed brand endorsement deals with any brands. However, it is sure that he will surely be endorsing some of the top brands from around the world real soon in the future.

Relationship Status

There is no verified information regarding Justin’s girlfriend or wife. The young entrepreneur might be more focused on strengthening his career rather than involving in relationships and affairs.

Justin Sun – Body Measurements

Justin Sun stands tall at an approximate height of 170 cm or 5 feet 7 inches and his weight is around 60 kg or 150 lbs. Other than this, there is no verified information regarding Justin’s other body measurement details like his chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, biceps, etc. Moreover, Justin has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.

Justin Sun – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Justin joined Twitter in August 2017 and so far has over 2.9 million followers on his @justinsuntron account. Likewise, Justin is available on Instagram under the username @justinsun and so far has more than 188k followers.