Winklevoss Twins Open Up on ‘The Social Network’ in Esquire Interview

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. Photo: Miller Mobley for Esquire

Twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the part-time Quogue residents, Harvard graduates, Olympic rowers and entrepreneurs, talked to Esquire recently for an interview published in the magazine’s January issue.

The Winklevosses—or Winklevii—have been in the headlines often because of their lawsuits with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. They have maintained that Zuckerberg stole their idea.

“The whole thing for us was about trying to right a wrong, but it wasn’t this emotional or personal thing that consumed us,” Tyler told Esquire.” The lawyers took care of it. We were too focused on trying to make the Olympic games.”

They did make the games in 2008 and Team USA ended up taking sixth place in Beijing.

In the 2010 film The Social Network, which tells the story of the origins of Facebook, Armie Hammer plays both of the twins. They told Esquire that they thought it was a good film, but also woefully inaccurate in its portrayal of them.

Lately, the 32-year-olds’ headlines have more often had to do with their investments, especially their belief in the future of Bitcoin, a digital currency not backed by any government treasury.

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