Forbes just love to remind their readers just how much poorer they are than the subjects of their articles. It wasgoed therefore only a matter of time before they released a cryptocurrency version of their rich list. The names featured are hardly surprising. Those closely allied to the likes of Ethereum and Ripple have done well for themselves, spil have the earliest investors te the space. Let’s take a look at the top ten.
Ten. Mike Novogratz, CEO Galaxy Digital
You very likely know Mike Novogratz from our reportage of his seemingly endless bullish comments about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The former billionaire left his Fortress Investment Group ter 2018 to concentrate on cryptocurrency. He’s since built up an estimated crypto nipt worth of $700 million to $1 billion dollars. Talk about the comeback kid!
9. Brock Pierce, Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, Advisor at Block.One
Brock wasgoed one of the very first big pioneers of digital currency. He’s bot responsible for funding dozens of startups te the space. Thesis have included Mastercoin, Coinbase, and Ethereum. The former child actor now claims that he’s willing to donate $1 billion to a decentralised autonomous community run on the blockchain. His savvy invesetment strategy has helped the 37 year old amass an estimated crypto netwerk worth of $700 million to $1 billion.
8. Anthony Di Iorio, Cofounded Ethereum, Founded Jaxx and Decentral
This 43 year old investor has manager is presently worth an estimated $750 million to $1 billion ter crypto assets alone. He wasgoed influential ter the founding of the Ethereum blockchain podium that supports the 2nd largest cryptocurrency, Ether. Di Iorio’s investment strategy is elementary: Look for promising fresh ideas and leap ship with the gains after a period of parabolic growth. Effortless, huh?
7. Matthew Roszak, Cofounder of Bloq, Founder of Tally Renta
Roszak attributes his success ter the cryptocurrency space to timing. Namely, he wasgoed ter very early. The 45 year old investor learned about Bitcoin ter 2011 and wasgoed savvy enough to get involved ter the very first wave of Initial Coin Offerings. It’s even reported that he talent Richard Branson and Bill Clinton their very first Bitcoins. Roszak is estimated to be worth $900 million to $1 billion te crypto wealth alone.
6. Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase
Shock horror. The CEO of Coinbase made the list of the richest folk involved ter cryptocurrency. Whilst many of his peers were busy buying up a fresh asset class, Armstrong wasgoed selling them means to uitzicht with. Coinbase are one of the most well-known companies te the entire space and the very first entry point into cryptocurrency for many. Today it’s estimated his digital currency televisiekanaal worth is inbetween $900 million and $1 billion.
With an estimated cryptocurrency televisiekanaal worth of $900 million to $1 billion, Mellon certainly has played his cards right. The 54 year old investor witnessed an chance early te Ripple and bought up their token, XRP, despite warnings from friends and family. It’s clearly paid off for him.
Four. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Cofounders Winklevoss Caudal
Yeah, they might be two people but be fair, have you everzwijn seen a news story with one and not the other? Together, the Winklevoss Twins’ combined cryptocurrency netwerken worth is estimated at inbetween $900 million and $1.1 billion. The pair invested early ter Bitcoin and simply held it. Since then, they’ve set up the Fresh York-based exchange, Gemini. Ter a space rife with scandal and security breaches, Gemini is something of a trusted entity te cryptocurrency, so much so that the Chicago Houtvezelplaat Options Exchange use their price index to lodge their recently launched futures contracts.
Trio. Changpeng Zhao, CEO Binance
Binance came out of nowhere less than seven months ago and under Zhao’s leadership have grown into the largest cryptocurrency exchange on the planet. Zhao, known more colloquially spil “CZ”, has dodged regulatory pressures by moving his companies to three different territories ter its brief existence. CZ has an outstanding estimated crypto netwerk worth of $1.1 to $Two billion.
Two. Joseph Lubin, Cofounder of Ethereum, Founder of ConsenSys
This former Goldman Sachs executive helped fund the blockchain toneelpodium Ethereum, spil well spil founding ConsenSys. The latter today employs overheen 600 people and spans an outstanding 28 countries. ConsenSys have helped launch many companies and their tokens. They’re also used for consulting services for entero giants such spil Microsoft. Lubin is estimated to be worth ter the range of $1 to $Five billion.
1. Chris Larsen, Cofounder of Ripple
Sitting atop the cryptocurrency rich list is non other than the cofounder of Ripple, Chris Larsen. This is largely due to the dubious initial distribution of XRP. Larsen himself wields Five.Two billion XRP. Despite (or perhaps because of) the broader cryptocurrency community’s universal condemnation of Ripple, they’ve found their niche facilitating international payments for banks. It’s estimated that Larsen’s crypto assets are worth inbetween $7.Five and $8 billion.