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10 cryptocurrency and blockchain billionaires

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10 cryptocurrency and blockchain billionaires

According to Forbes, in the past year, the blockchain field has fluctuated strongly with the emergence of NFT trends, Web3 or the growth of Dogecoin… The cryptocurrency economy is currently worth 2 trillion USD, helping to create

Changpeng Zhao (65 billion USD)

Changpeng Zhao.

Zhao, 44 years old from Canada, is nicknamed CZ.

CZ is said to own at least 70% of Binance shares, worth about $65 billion.

Sam Bankman-Fried ($24 billion)

10 cryptocurrency and blockchain billionaires

Sam Bank-Fried.

Bankman-Fried, 30 years old American, is the founder of the FTX exchange.

Bankman-Fried currently owns half of FTX, and also holds this exchange’s FTT tokens with an estimated value of 7 billion USD.

Brian Armstrong ($6.6 billion)

10 cryptocurrency and blockchain billionaires

Brian Armstrong.

Armstrong, a 39-year-old American, founded Coinbase and was instrumental in turning this exchange into a listed company, valued at $100 billion, in April 2021.

In addition to the company’s activities, Armstrong also attracted attention with a number of actions such as asking employees to limit political discussions at work and spending $133 million to buy a villa.

Gary Wang ($5.6 billion)

Gary Wang, American nationality, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of FTX exchange.

Before starting his career in the field of cryptocurrency, Wang studied computer science at MIT, then became a software engineer at Google, working in the airline ticket booking department Google Flight.

Chris Larsen ($4.3 billion)

Chris Larsen, 61, is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Ripple, the blockchain company that creates the XRP token – the eighth most valuable cryptocurrency in the world today.

From December 2020 until now, Larsen and Ripple have faced a lawsuit from the US Securities and Exchange Commission, accusing the company of raising capital through illegal ICO (Initial Coin Offering).

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss ($4 billion)

10 cryptocurrency and blockchain billionaires

Twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.

The Winklevoss twins, born in 1981, are famous for suing Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The two started buying Bitcoin in 2012, then expanded to many other cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

Song Chi-hyung (3.7 billion USD)

Song Chi-hyung is the only Korean in Forbes’ top 10 cryptocurrency billionaires.

Dunamu, the company behind Upbit, was valued at $17 billion in November 2021.

Barry Silbert ($3.2 billion)

10 cryptocurrency and blockchain billionaires

Barry Silbert.

Silbert is the founder of the investment fund Digital Currency Group (DCC).

Before participating in this market, Silbert was a banker and businessman who owned the Second Market stock exchange, before being sold to Nasdaq in 2015.

Jed McCaleb ($2.5 billion)

McCaleb was the co-founder of Ripple along with Chris Larsen.

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