Olympic rowers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are also Harvard grads and were involved
with the founding of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. This formed the basis of
the movie The Social Network starring actors Armie Hammer and Josh Pence as the "Winklevii."
Tyler began playing classical piano at 6 years old, which he studied for 2 years.
At an early age, he (right-handed) and his identical "mirror-image" twin
brother Cameron (left-handed) demonstrated a pattern of teamwork, building Lego
together and playing musical instruments. They taught themselves HTML at the age
of 3, and started a web-page company, which developed websites for businesses.
Would the rather conventional Winkleviii have done a better job "inventing"
Facebook that the unconventional Mark Zuckerberg? Probably not. But
they were right to sue Zuckerberg multiple times to punish him for backstabbing
them while at Harvard. Don't cross aggressive Alpha-males with a sense of entitlement
and access to their father's legal department!
In 2008, both brothers were
named to the United States Olympic Team and competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in
Beijing, China. They rode in the men's coxless pair event which took place at the
Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park. The brothers were coached by the renowned Ted
Nash and finished last in the final, falling a massive 28.4 seconds behind eventual
winners Duncan Free and Drew Ginn of Australia.