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Cameron Winklevoss
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 210 pounds (95 kg)
Sport Rowing
College/university team Harvard University
Club United States Rowing Training Center

Cameron Howard Winklevoss (born August 21, 1981 in Southampton, New York) is an American rower who competed in Men's pair sweep rowing event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His rowing partner is his twin brother Tyler Winklevoss.[1].


Together with his brother Tyler and their Harvard classmate and rowing team member Divya Narendra, they are the owners of the social networking website ConnectU, previously HarvardConnection. In 2004, ConnectU filed a lawsuit against Facebook alleging that creator Mark Zuckerberg had broken an oral contract with them. The suit stipulated that Zuckerberg had copied their idea[2][3] and illegally used source code intended for the website he was hired to create.[4][5][6][7] The parties reached a confidential settlement agreement in February, 2008.[8]They both attended high school in Greenwich, CT where they learned to row at the Brunswick school. Cameron and Tyler are both studying for an MBA at Oxford University's Said Business School, where they expect to graduate in September 2010.

Achievements in Rowing

  • 2007, FISA World Championships, Men's Spare
  • 2007, Pan American Games, Men's Eight, 1st
  • 2007, Pan American Games, Men's Four, 2nd
  • 2007, U.S. National Championships, Men's Pair, 1st
  • 2007, U.S. National Championships, Men's Four, 3rd
  • 2007, Pan American Games Trials, Men's Four, 1st
  • 2006, National Selection Regatta #1, Men's Pair, 1st
  • 2005, U.S. National Championships, Men's Pair, 1st
  • 2005, Canadian Henley, Men's Pair, 1st


  1. ^ Cameron Winklevoss's profile on USRowing
  2. ^ Michael Levenson (2008-06-27). "Facebook, ConnectU settle dispute:Case an intellectual property kerfuffle". Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ Malcom A. Glenn, "For Now, Facebook Foes Continue Fight Against Site", The Harvard Crimson, July 27, 2007
  4. ^ O'Brien, Luke (November/December 2007). "Poking Facebook". 02138: pp. 66. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  5. ^ McGinn, Timothy J. (2004-09-13). "Lawsuit Threatens To Close Facebook". Harvard Crimson. Archived from the original on 2004-09-13. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  6. ^ Maugeri, Alexander (2004-09-20). " faces lawsuit". The Daily Princetonian. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  7. ^ Tryhorn, Chris (2007-07-25). "Facebook in court over ownership". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  8. ^ Brad Stone (2008-06-28). "Judge Ends Facebook’s Feud With ConnectU". New York Times. 


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