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Three times the number of crypto numbers made it the Forbes 2021 Billionaire list last year.

Forbes The annual billionaires list debuted on April 6 with Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and $ 177 billion for the fourth year in a row.

The “digital gold rush” saw nine new crypto billionaires join the Forbes list, pushing the total to 12 (depending on whether you count the Winklevoss twins as one or two), increasing from Only four times in Forbes last year. List of the world̵

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Sam Bankman-Fried – Newcomer

Sam Bankman-Fried He is the richest crypto billionaire with a net worth of $ 8.7 billion. Bankman-Fried founded the popular trading and derivatives exchange, Alameda Research, FTX, the 29-year-old has made waves in the crypto space, with FTX recently granted the naming rights to Miami Heat’s home ground for 19 years, Cointelegraph. Just rated Bankman-Fried Become the third most influential person in crypto for 2020.

The Winklevoss Twins – Newcomer

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have a net worth of $ 3 billion each and started investing in Bitcoin in 2012.The brothers sued Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg for stealing IPs in 2004 and received $ 65 million, which they used to invest. In Bitcoin, they started the crypto Gemini exchange in 2014 and bought Nifty Gateway in November 2019.

Chris Larsen – The Returner

Ripple Labs co-founder Larsen saw his net worth rise from $ 2.6 billion to $ 3.4 billion a year ago.

Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Larson and Ripple, is battling an ongoing dispute over the SEC over XRP and its unregistered securities offering. However, the SEC’s lawsuit against Ripple doesn’t appear to have negatively impacted the token, with XRP up 387% over the past 12 months.

Jed McCaleb – Newcomer

McCaleb is another Ripple co-founder and reportedly holds $ 3.4 billion in XRP and $ 1 billion of Stellar Lumens, a cryptocurrency he founded after leaving Ripple. Billion dollars Cointelegraph reports that McCaleb sold $ 400 million worth of XRP holdings in 2020 alone.

Michael Saylor – Newcomer

Saylor is the CEO of MicroStrategy, a listed and co-founded software giant in 1989 and now has a net worth of $ 2.3 billion, Saylor has become a leading advocate for companies holding Bitcoin on a balance sheet since the first Bitcoin purchase in August 2020. Microstrategy It has invested $ 2.226 billion with a valuation of 91,579 Bitcoins, with an average price of $ 24,311 per Bitcoin.

Brain Armstrong – The Returner

Armstrong is the CEO and co-founder of Coinbase, and his net worth has gone from $ 1 billion to $ 6.5 billion in 12 months. Million dollars and scheduled to be listed directly in one week. That will focus Armstrong’s stock north of $ 14B, meaning he could be top of the crypto billionaire list next year.

Fred Ersham – Newcomer

Ersham co-founded Coinbase with Brian Armstrong in 2012 and left the company in 2017.He is now a board member of the company and his 6% stake is valued at approximately $ 1.9 billion.

Changpeng Zhao

Zhao is the founder of Binance, the largest crypto exchange and owns a roughly 30% stake in the company.Zhao’s net worth is $ 1.9 billion, and the digital gold rush is a boon to the founder of Binance. Binance Coin has become the second-largest altcoin by market cap.Zhao revealed earlier this week that he has almost 100 percent of his portfolio in cryptocurrencies.

Matthew Roszak – Newcomer

Roszak is the chairman and co-founder of blockchain technology company Bloq and is a leading crypto and blockchain investor.Roszak is also a founding member of Tally Capital, a crypto-focused private investment firm with a net worth of $ 1.5 billion.

Tim Draper – The Newcomer

Draper is a crypto evangelist with a net worth of $ 1.5 billion.He bought Bitcoin for $ 18.7 million in 2014 after it was seized from the black market.Silk Road Draper is also one of the main investors in the Tezos project and co-founder Draper Fisher Jurvetson, whose It is a leading investment company in early stage technology startups.

Barry Silbert – The Newcomer

Silbert founded the crypto currency group in 2015 and has a net worth of $ 1.6 billion.DCG owns asset management firm Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which is currently worth $ 46 billion under management.