Meltem Demirors Net Worth, Crypto, Background, Wiki

Meltem Demirors.
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Who Is Meltem Demirors?

Meltem Demirors is a prominent investor, cryptocurrency proponent, and investment strategist based in the United States. Demirors has occupied major positions at companies like Digital Currency Group, ExxonMobil, Deloitte Consulting, the World Economic Forum, and CoinShares.

 

Meltem Demirors Wiki/Biography And Background

According to CoinDesk, Meltem Demirors was born in 1987 in the Netherlands into a family of emigrants from a farming community in southern Turkey. The publication adds that Demirors has followed the footsteps of her parents by embracing risk. Demirors told CoinDesk:

My mom and dad didn’t have electricity growing up. They didn’t have running water growing up. They dreamed of a better life, and they recognized they would have to work their asses off and take serious risks to get it.

When Demirors was 10, her family moved to the state of Michigan in the United States. The drastic change of location and culture was a “big shock” to her.

That was a big shock. It was so socially conservative. It was so homogeneous. Sunday school is the center of the community – we’ve never been religious as a family. I’ve never really set foot in a church other than to look at the architecture.

Soon, demirors started reading history and philosophy, which helped her significantly improve her English.

Demirors’ LinkedIn profile states that she graduated from Rice University in 2009 with B.A., Mathematical Economics. In 2015, she graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management with a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Demirors worked as an Analyst at Dow Chemical (April – August 2007) and Tradax Energy (May 2008 – May 2009). From July 2009 to May 2013, she worked as a Strategy Consultant at Deloitte Consulting.

In 2013, Demirors became interested in Bitcoin, according to CoinDesk. The same year, she left her position at Deloitte and enrolled at MIT Sloan School of Management. Demirors told CoinDesk that excitement around Bitcoin was strong at MIT at the time.

While at MIT Sloan School of Management, Demirors became interested in fintech (financial technology). She was also introduced to Digital Currency Group (DCG) founder and CEO Barry Silbert. Despite the atmosphere of doubt around Bitcoin, she decided to get involved in the cryptocurrency industry.

The homepage of Digital Currency Group.
Courtesy of DCG.co.

 

Between May and August 2014, Demirors worked at the Corporate Treasury of ExxonMobil. After ExxonMobil, she served as Vice President at DCG from April 2015 to February 2018. While at DCG, Demirors managed an investment portfolio of 120 companies, according to her personal website.

CoinDesk writes that Demirors found her job at DCG fun but challenging:

Because it’s 2015, and we’re trying to raise money. So we’re going into these meetings, and you should see the looks on people’s faces. They’re like, ‘Why the fuck is this woman talking about bitcoin?’

Since March 2015, Demirors has been working as an Advisor (Future Commerce) at MIT Media Lab. She has also worked for the World Economic Forum – first as a member of the blockchain council and then as the co-chair of the cryptocurrency council – since October 2016 and has held the position of Course Creator & Lecturer (Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme) at Said Business School, University of Oxford since 2018.

Demirors has additionally been serving as Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares – a digital asset management company – since May 2018.

The homepage of CoinShares.
Courtesy of CoinShares.com.

 

According to CoinDeskCoinShares had nearly $600 in assets under management (AUM) in 2019. On April 13, 2021, CoinShares announced that it had achieved $5 billion in AUM.

In a December 2020 interview with Yahoo! Finance, Demirors said that Bitcoin was an antidote to the economic dysfunction that, in her words, had been present in the United States for the previous nine months. At the time of the interview, Bitcoin had less volatility than other asset classes, Demirors said.

 

Meltem Demirors Net Worth

The exact net worth of Meltem Demirors was unknown as of early June 2021.

Demirors lists her personal investments on her website, but she doesn’t specify their percentage distribution or value. Some notable companies Demirors has invested in include the Chia blockchain, digital asset platform Anchorage, Compass Mining, and digital wallet Eco.

Demirors' investment portfolio.
Courtesy of MeltemDemirors.com.

 

Online Presence And Publicity

Meltem Demirors has profiles on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Demirors has been featured by a number of major online publications, including CNBC, Barron’s, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal.

Demirors has been featured on Raoul Pal’s Real Vision as well.

In 2019, CoinDesk named Demirors as one of the most influential people in the cryptocurrency/blockchain industry.

 

 

 

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