Warren Buffett and Justin Sun.
Justin Sun invested $12 million in GameStop, AMC, and silver during the meme-stock boom.The Tron chief’s $10 million bet on GameStop has slumped in value to about $2 million.Sun advised Warren Buffett to invest in Tesla and Bitcoin during their charity lunch.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
The Tron and BitTorrent boss – a protégé of Alibaba founder Jack Ma – plowed $10 million into GameStop and $1 million into each of AMC and iShares Silver Trust during the meme-stock frenzy. All three securities have retreated in recent days.
However, Sun doesn’t plan to sell his GameStop stake, as he believes the Wall Street Bets movement marks a “paradigm shift” in investing. The internet community is seizing some of the power to price assets from big banks and hedge funds, he said.
Sun pointed to Tesla CEO Elon Musk as an example of an executive embracing the new status quo.
Musk is “representative of this meme culture and representative of this new-generation movement,” he said.
Sun added that he plans to hire celebrities and artists to boost the appeal of his company’s cryptocurrency, Tron, to this new breed of investors. “The meme is very important in the cryptocurrency world,” he said.
If the famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO had followed the recommendation that same day, he would currently be sitting on a 600% gain on Tesla and a 450% gain on bitcoin.
Sun has also compared one of Buffett’s most iconic investments to those captivating the newest cohort of investors.
“Coca-Cola has become Bitcoin, Tesla, Wall Street Bets for the younger generation,” he told CNBC last week.
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