3X as many crypto figures make it onto Forbes 2021 billionaires list as last year

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Forbes released their yearly billionaires database connected April 6, with Amazon overlord Jeff Bezos and his $177 cardinal topping the database for a 4th consecutive year.

Announcing Forbes’ 35th Annual World’s Billionaires List -- The Richest successful 2021 #ForbesBillionaires https://t.co/Sc7ie8JlQI pic.twitter.com/YniOjfZwSi

— Forbes (@Forbes) April 6, 2021

The “digital golden rush” has seen nine caller crypto billionaires articulation the Forbes list, pushing the full up to 12 (depending connected whether you number the Winklevoss twins arsenic 1 oregon 2 entries.) That's up from conscionable 4 successful past year's Forbes World’s Billionaires list

Sam Bankman-Fried - Newcomer

Sam Bankman-Fried is the wealthiest crypto-billionaire, with a nett worthy of $8.7 billion. Bankman-Fried founded trading steadfast Alameda Research and fashionable derivatives speech FTX. The 29-year aged has made waves successful the crypto space, with FTX precocious winning the naming rights to Miami Heat’s location stadium for 19 years. Cointelegraph recently ranked Bankman-Fried arsenic the 3rd astir influential fig successful crypto for 2020.

The Winklevoss Twins - Newcomers

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss person a nett worthy of $3 cardinal each and started investing successful Bitcoin successful 2012. The brothers famously sued Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg for IP theft successful 2004 and won a $65 cardinal colony which they utilized to put successful Bitcoin. They started the crypto speech Gemini successful 2014, and they purchased Nifty Gateway successful November 2019.

Chris Larsen - Returnee

Larsen, the co-founder of Ripple Labs saw his nett worthy turn from $2.6 cardinal to $3.4 cardinal implicit the past year.

Larson and Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse have been warring an ongoing quality with the SEC successful narration to XRP and unregistered securities offerings. However, the SEC’s suit against Ripple hasn’t appeared to impact its token excessively badly, with XRP expanding by 387% successful the past 12 months.

Jed McCaleb - Newcomer

McCaleb is different co-founder of Ripple, and reportedly holds 3.4 cardinal XRP and 1 cardinal Stellar Lumens — the cryptocurrency helium founded aft leaving Ripple — with his holdings adding up to a nett worthy of $2 billion. Cointelegraph reported that McCaleb sold disconnected $400 cardinal worthy of his XRP holdings successful 2020 alone.

Michael Saylor - Newcomer

Saylor is the CEO of listed institution MicroStrategy and co-founded the bundle elephantine successful 1989, and present has a nett worthy of $2.3 billion. Saylor has go the starring advocator for corporations holding Bitcoin connected equilibrium sheets. Since its archetypal acquisition of Bitcoin successful August 2020, Microstrategy has invested $2.226 billion, taking its tally up to 91,579 Bitcoins astatine an mean outgo of $24,311 per Bitcoin.

MicroStrategy has purchased an further ~253 bitcoins for $15.0 cardinal successful currency astatine an mean terms of ~$59,339 per #bitcoin. As of 4/5/2021, we #hodl ~91,579 bitcoins acquired for ~$2.226 cardinal astatine an mean terms of ~$24,311 per bitcoin. $MSTRhttps://t.co/OMQMhA85xw

— Michael Saylor (@michael_saylor) April 5, 2021

Brain Armstrong - Returnee

Armstrong is the CEO and co-founder of Coinbase and his nett worthy has gone from $1 cardinal to $6.5 cardinal wrong 12 months. Coinbase besides had a palmy year, generating $1 cardinal successful revenue, and it's acceptable for a nonstop listing successful a week. That volition worth Armstrong's shares determination northbound of $14B, meaning helium whitethorn good apical the crypto billionaires' database adjacent year.

Fred Ersham - Newcomer

Ersham co-founded Coinbase with Brian Armstrong successful 2012 and near the steadfast successful 2017. He is present a committee subordinate of the company, and his 6% involvement has an estimated worthy of $1.9 billion.

Changpeng Zhao

Zhao is the laminitis of the largest crypto speech Binance and owns an estimated 30% involvement successful the company. Zhao’s nett worthy is $1.9 billion, and the integer golden unreserved has been bully to the Binance founder, with Binance Coin becoming the second-largest altcoin by marketplace cap. Zhao revealed earlier this week that helium holds adjacent to 100% of his portfolio successful crypto.

Matthew Roszak - Newcomer

Roszak is the Chairman and co-founder of blockchain exertion steadfast Bloq and is simply a starring crypto and blockchain investor. Roszak is besides a founding subordinate of Tally Capital a crypto-focused backstage concern steadfast and has a nett worthy of $1.5 billion.

Tim Draper - Newcomer

Draper is simply a crypto evangelist with a nett worthy of $1.5 billion. He bought $18.7 cardinal worthy of Bitcoin successful 2014 aft it was confiscated from the Silk Road achromatic market. Draper was besides 1 of the superior investors successful the Tezos task and co-founded Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a starring concern steadfast successful early-stage tech startups.

Barry Silbert - Newcomer

Silbert founded the crypto conglomerate Digital Currency Group successful 2015 and has a nett worthy of $1.6 billion. The DCG owns plus absorption steadfast Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which presently has $46 cardinal worthy of assets nether management.

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