Roger Ver was 29 years of age when the Satoshi Nakamoto whitepaper was released, today he is 38 (2017). I call him the Champion because it is hard to find a more passionate and devoted supporter of Bitcoin than Roger. He has put not just his money but his whole life into the Bitcoin project. He is an interesting character and refers to himself as a libertarian, an anarcho-capitalist, peace advocate and advocate for individualism and voluntaryism.
He is most well know for his work promoting Bitcoin. In 2011, his company, Memorydealers.com , became the first mainstream company to start accepting bitcoin as payment. He then went on to create Bitcoinstore.com, the first website in the world to accept bitcoin as payment for hundreds of thousands of items, and was the impetus for the future wave of merchant adoption. He also became the first person in the entire world to start investing in Bitcoin startups. Nearly singlehandedly, he funded the seed rounds for the entire first generation of Bitcoin businesses.
More recently he is the passionate leader behind the hard fork initiative called Bitcoin Unlimited, which is working on a project to increase the speed of Bitcoin confirmations and reduce the cost of transactions.