Forbes has published

Forbes has published a list of the richest people in the cryptocurrency sector

Forbes has compiled the first-ever list of rich people who owe their fortune to the take-off of the cryptocurrency market. The magazine notes that it used approximate information about the capital of the persons on the list, since few of them agreed to provide confirmation, and when making calculations was guided by the courses on January 19, 2018.

“We almost certainly missed someone, and some estimates are far from the truth. But the situation was not the best when we first published the Forbes 400 list in 1982, ”the newspaper explains..

In total, 20 people were included in the new Forbes list (19, if you do not break the capital of the Winklevoss brothers). Below is a complete list in descending order of net worth of cryptocurrency assets.

  1. Chris Larsen is the co-founder and former CEO of Ripple. He owns 5.2 billion XRP. Crypto asset value: $ 7.5 – 8 billion.
  2. Joseph Lubin is the co-founder of Ethereum, the CEO of the blockchain company ConsenSys, which employs 600 people from 28 countries. Cryptocurrency asset value: $ 1 – 5 billion.
  3. Changpeng Zhao is the head of the Binance exchange, which for several months came out on top in terms of average daily trading volume. The number of Binance users exceeds 6 million people, and the company’s representative offices are located in 3 countries, which allows it to smooth out the possible negative effect of regulators. Cryptocurrency asset value: $ 1.1 – 2 billion.
  4. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss) are early bitcoin investors who bought cryptocurrency back in 2012. Founders of the American Gemini Exchange. Cryptocurrency asset value: $ 900 million – 1.1 billion.
  5. Matthew Mellon is an American multibillionaire, the heir to a large banking business. Early investor in Ripple. Cryptocurrency asset value: $ 900 million – 1 billion.
  6. Brian Armstrong is the founder of the Coinbase exchange, which is the starting point for many cryptocurrency investors in the United States. Cryptocurrency asset value: $ 900 million – 1 billion.
  7. Matthew Roszak is the co-founder of Bloq. “I was very lucky and came very early,” says Roszak, who learned about Bitcoin in 2011 and took part in the first ICOs. Claims to have presented his first bitcoins to Richard Branson and Bill Clinton. Cryptocurrency asset value: $ 900 million – 1 billion.
  8. Anthony Di Iorio is the co-founder of Ethereum, founder of Jaxx and Decentral. Invested some of the money in Ethereum and continued to invest in a variety of digital assets. Enters early, exits after reaching a certain level, invests in a new attractive cryptocurrency. Crypto assets value: $ 750 million – 1 billion.
  9. Brock Pierce is an early investor who has funded several dozen cryptocurrency projects including Coinbase and Ethereum. Crypto assets value: $ 750 million – 1 billion.
  10. Michael Novogratz is CEO of Galaxy Digital. He started investing in cryptocurrencies in 2013, after 2 years left the Fortress Group, where he ran a hedge fund. Cryptocurrency asset value: $ 700 million – 1 billion.
  11. Brendan Blumer – CEO of Block.one. Raised $ 1 billion to develop the EOS.IO platform. Cryptocurrency asset value: $ 600 million – 700 million.
  12. Dan Larimer is the co-founder of three blockchain platforms, including EOS.IO. Previously worked as a programmer in the US defense sector. I decided to change my occupation amid a midlife crisis. Crypto asset value: $ 600 million – 700 million.
  13. Valery Vavilov is the CEO of Bitfury, a large bitcoin miner who has recently taken up the development of related services. Crypto asset value: $ 500 million – 700 million.
  14. Charles Hoskinson is the co-founder of Ethereum and IOHK. He is engaged in the development of blockchain solutions for corporations and government structures. Crypto asset value: $ 500 million – 600 million.
  15. Brad Garlinghouse – CEO of Ripple. Previously worked for AOL and Yahoo. Cryptocurrency asset value: $ 400 million – 500 million.
  16. Barry Silbert – CEO of Digital Currency Group, owner of CoinDesk, investor in companies such as Ripple and Coinbase. Cryptocurrency asset value: $ 400 million – 500 million.
  17. Vitalik Buterin is the creator of Ethereum. Cryptocurrency asset value: $ 400 million – 500 million.
  18. Tim Draper is a major venture capitalist. I began to be interested in cryptocurrencies even before they gained their popularity today. Crypto assets value: $ 350 million – 500 million.
  19. Song Chi-hyung is the CEO of Dunamu and the Upbit exchange, which in just 4 months was able to become the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, one of the bitcoin markets. Crypto asset value: $ 350 million – 500 million.

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