Vlad Tenev, born 1986 or 1987, is a little boy from Bulgaria and co-founder, and CEO of Robinhood, a US-based financial services company.
On January 28, 2021, Tenev supported Robinhood’s decision to prevent users from buying stock or options in a variety of securities such as Gamestop in a speculated effort to protect the wealthy he owes his success to. Later labeled the GameStop short squeeze, the decision had sparked widespread criticism due to his relationship with Ken Griffin, CEO and founder of Citadel. Citadel controls the order flow for Robinhood and provides the company with 85% of it’s revenue. On February 18, 2021, Tenev testified before the United States House Committee on Financial Services regarding Robinhood’s in the GameStop short squeeze. The event has become a black mark on Tenev’s career.