Justin Sun (Chinese: 孙宇晨; pinyin: Sūn Yǔchén; born July 30, 1990)[1] is a Chinese American tech entrepreneur, the founder of the cryptocurrency platform TRON and current CEO of Rainberry, Inc. He is the founder and CEO of mobile social app Peiwo.[2]

Justin Sun
BornJuly 30, 1990 (1990-07-30) (age 31)
Xining, Qinghai, China
CitizenshipPeople's Republic of China
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Peking University
TitleCEO of Rainberry Inc


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


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.[3]

Sun placed the record-breaking $4.5 million bid to have a private lunch with Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett in June 2019,[4][5] before cancelling it to widespread surprise.[6][7] The lunch with Buffett eventually occurred in January 2020.[8]

On 11 Mar 2021 Sun was, by a narrow margin, 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.[9]

In October 2021, Sun participated in a $65 million funding round in Animoca.[10]


  1. ^ Sun, Justin [@justinsuntron] (July 30, 2018). "1 year ago today, I gave myself the best birthday present--launching #TRON. It's been exactly 1 year. Looking back, it's amazing how one simple idea took root & grew. We are now top 10 crypto, a community of 2M, bringing 100M BT users a better UX. 2018, GO #TRX! $TRX t.co/EzoqQwmOoS" (Tweet). Archived from the original on April 6, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Peiwo". tracxn.com. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  3. ^ "30 under 30". Forbes.
  4. ^ Lam, Katherine (June 3, 2019). "Winning bidder of Warren Buffett's private lunch revealed as Tron CEO Justin Sun". FOXBusiness. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Chinese blockchain entrepreneur Justin Sun won Warren Buffett's charity lunch with $4.6M bid". June 4, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Russolillo, Stella Yifan Xie and Steven. "'Excessive Self-Promotion': Justin Sun Apologizes After Postponing Charity Lunch With Warren Buffett". WSJ. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-20/ubisoft-sequoia-china-help-nft-creator-hit-2-billion-valuation. Retrieved October 21, 2021.

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