Bloomberg Businessweek named Binance CEO ‘CZ’ (Changpeng Zhao) to the 2020 Bloomberg 50 , its annual list of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who have changed the global business landscape over the past year. The unranked Bloomberg 50 list represents the most influential thought leaders in business, entertainment, finance, politics, science and technology whose 2020 accomplishments were particularly noteworthy.
CZ is honored alongside Kristalina Georgieva of the IMF, “The vaccine chasers,” James Gorman of Morgan Stanley and others. CZ joins icons and leaders who have been in previous years, including Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Greta Thunberg among others.
“I am humbled and honored to be part of this group of remarkable people who are shaping our world for the better,” said CZ. “Alongside these committed and passionate leaders bringing change across diverse spheres, we will continue to work towards increasing financial inclusion globally with crypto as the fundamental means and putting people and our users first.”
Binance launched in July 2017 as a crypto-to-crypto exchange and quickly pivoted to a global blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider with a financial product suite that includes the world’s largest digital asset exchange by trading volume. The organization’s fast-growing ecosystem spans from trading and financial services, infrastructure solutions, education, data and research, social good, investment and incubation, decentralization and more.
“Our goal is to bring more inclusion, sustainability and responsibility in the crypto and blockchain ecosystem that is beneficial to society and protects our users and the industry. We believe we’re stronger together and continue working with others who share the industry’s common mission to further the freedom of money around the world for the new financial era,” said CZ.
See the full Bloomberg 50 list here: bloomberg.com/bloomberg50 and CZ’s feature here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-03/binance-ceo-changpeng-zhao-crypto-s-influence-miner-bloomberg-50-2020?srnd=economics-vp
The list will be published in the December 7 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. Follow along at #Bloomberg50.