January 31, 1994 (29)
Vitalik Buterin is a Russian-born Canadian programmer. He is the co-founder of the cryptocurrency, Ethereum. Vitalik also co-founded Bitcoin Magazine in 2011. In 2014, Vitalik and partners, Gavin Wood, Charles Hoskinson, Anthony Di Iorio and Joseph Lubin, launched Ethereum, which has become one of the leading cryptocurrencies today. With the success of Ethereum, Vitalik has received numerous awards and recognition for his work. This includes the Fortune 40 under 40 (2016), Forbes 30 under 30 list (2018), Fortune the ledger 40 under 40 list (2018), and thhe Time 100 list (2021).