Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are the two identical twins from whom Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook while they were all students at Harvard, in order to get rich and have sex with women, as depicted in the 100% true documentary The Social Network. The only reason anyone has heard of the Winklevii is because of their constant whinging and carrying on and winning multimillion dollar settlements over Mark Zuckerberg's betrayal. But now they would like to move on from their storied role as the world's most successful losers.
Did you know Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, professional Facebook suers, don't even want to pay the attorneys who secured their obscene $200 million settlement from the social network? It's true. But after losing to their ex lawyers in arbitration, in the New York Supreme Court, and now the New York Court of Appeals, they might actually have to fork over a 20 percent cut.
Here's a cute ad the Winklevoss twins made for Roll Global pistachios. The self appointed Facebook nemeses have been spending a lot on lawyers, and their big Facebook settlement was paid in illiquid private stock, so let's hope they got some real TV dough for this spot. YouTube money isn't going to keep anyone in Tucano murses. [AllThingsD]
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have responded to Larry Summers, the former Harvard president who earlier this week said of his first encounter with the litigious dyad (famously dramatized in The Social Network), "One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o'clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they're looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole. This was the latter case."
Larry Summers, the loudmouth former Treasury Secretary, knows from blowhards. So when he says Facebook losers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were some of the most arrogant "assholes" he met at Harvard, that's really saying something.
Boston businessman Wayne Chang claims that the Winklevoss twins elbowed him out of the $65 million settlement Facebook paid them back in 2008. Chang partnered with the Winklevii on their failed ConnectU project—the idea they claim Mark Zuckeberg stole and turned into Facebook— and he says this entitles him to a portion of the ginormous settlement, of which he currently has $0.
Tonight, 60 Minutes aired its Mark Zuckerberg profile. Also featured: the Winklevii, aka twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who sued Zuckerberg for "stealing" their idea. And once again, Zuckerberg came out on top with a smart, sassy dis. Watch inside.