Patrick Byrne
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CEO of Overstock & Co-Chair at EdChoice

Patrick Byrne

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CEO of Overstock & Co-Chair at EdChoice

Byrne is the founder and CEO at Overstock, the Amazon rival that rose to fame when it chose to accept Bitcoin for payments long before other major corporations. He remains bullish on cryptocurrency, publicly defending Bitcoin against high-profile naysayers such as J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon.

Age
56 years old (1962)
Citizenship
US
Participation
Overstock.com, CEO
EdChoice, Co-chair
Deepcapture.com, Founder
  • BA in Chinese studies from Dartmouth College, USA.
  • MA in Mathematical Logic from Cambridge University, UK.
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stanford University, USA.
  • In 2005, Byrne become known for his campaign against illegal naked short selling.
  • In January 2014, Overstock.com became the first major online retailer accepting Bitcoin.
  • Has a black belt in tae kwon do.
  • Being a cancer survivor, he has ridden a bicycle across the country to raise awareness and money for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
  • Was the largest donor to political causes in Utah during 2003–2006, while his father (John J. Byrne, former chairman of Berkshire Hathaway's GEICO insurance subsidiary and White Mountains Insurance Group) was the third-largest.
  • In 2016, supported libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and made a documentary movie to help him for the White House race.

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