Cryptocurrencies were the flavor of the season last year. Particularly talking about the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, its price may have taken a substantial plunge in the last few weeks or such, but it’s investors have made fortunes investing in it. Forbes, the popular American business magazine, has come out with the first-ever list of the richest people in the cryptocurrency market. The cryptocurrency list names various secretive freaks, geeks and visionaries who rode on to the crypto-wave to spectacular highs and pocketed billions. Bitcoin price at the time of reporting today was $8,111. Here are the top-ten richest people in the cryptocurrency world listed by Forbes:
1)Chris Larsen: The 57-year old co-founder of Ripple, a technology that facilitates global payments for banks using blockchain technology, has an estimated cryptocurrency net worth of $7.5-$8 billion. Larsen was the chairman and former CEO of Ripple.
2)Joseph Lubin: The 53-year old co-founder of popular cryptocurrency Ethereum and founder of Consensys holds an estimated cryptocurrency net worth of $1-$5 billion. He is a former Goldman Sachs executive.
3)Changpeng Zhao: The 41-year old CEO of Binance (cryptocurrency exchange) holds an estimated crypto- net worth of $1.1.2 billion. He is known to establish world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange in just 7-months.
4)Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss: The 36-year old twins and founder of Winklevoss Capital own $900 million-1.1 billion net worth of cryptocurrency. Winklevoss brothers, the identical twins, are said to be the first public figures who became millionaires through their investments parked in the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The brothers entered limelight after they sued Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg alleging he stole their idea to create popular social media platform Facebook.
5)Matthew Melon: The 54-year old individual investor holds $900 million-1.billion net worth of cryptocurrency.
6)Brian Armstrong: The 35-year old CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase holds $900 million-1 billion net worth of cryptocurrency.
7)Matthew Roszak:The 45-year old co-founder of Bloq and founder of Tally Capital holds $900 million-1 billion net worth of cryptocurrency.
8)Anthony Di Iorio: The 43-year old co-founder of Ethereum and founder of Jax and Decentral holds own $750 million-1 billion net worth of cryptocurrency.
9)Brock Pierce:The 37-year old chairman of Bitcoin Foundation holds $700 million-1 billion net worth of cryptocurrency.
10)Michael Novogratz:The 53-year old CEO of Galaxy Digital holds $700 million-1 billion net worth of cryptocurrency.