The recent crypto rally has seen the number of crypto billionaires rise significantly. Quite expected considering that most people with just a few dozen Bitcoin are now millionaires. However, even in the very top levels of global wealth that the Forbes Richest usually highlights, the number of crypto billionaires has shot up three times since last year. Some of those who made the cut are:
The founder of trading research firm Alameda Research is now the wealthiest person in crypto with a net worth of $8.7 billion. The 29-year old who is also the founder of forex exchange FTX, was also recently ranked among the most influential people in crypto.
The Winklevoss Twins
These two are well-known in the crypto space and have now earned their space in the Forbes richest list. They come in with a combined net worth of $3.2 billion and have been investing in Bitcoin since 2012.
Larsen is the co-founder of Ripple Labs and has seen his net worth shoot up from $2.6 billion to $3.4 billion over the last year. Despite the ongoing tussle between Ripple and the SEC, XRP has increased steadily in value and pushed up its net worth.
Another Ripple co-founder, McCaleb, has seen his net worth rally to $2 billion. Jed holds about 3.4 billion XRP and a billion stellar lumens.
Michael is the CEO of Microstrategy and has been aggressively investing in Bitcoin since 2020. His company now holds over 91k BTC.
The CEO of Coinbase makes it to the list with a net worth of $6.5 billion, up from just $1 billion a year earlier.
Fred is the co-founder of Coinbase, and with a 6% stake in the firm, he is worth about $1.9 billion.
Popularly known as Cz_Binance, Zhao is the founder of Binance and has a net worth of $1.9 billion.
Roszak is the founder of Bloq and has a crypto investment worth $1.5 billion.
A top crypto advocate, Draper bought Bitcoin worth $18.7 million in 2014 and now has a net worth of $1.5 billion.
Silbert is the founder of the crypto group DCG that manages Grayscale Bitcoin Trust. They now have over $46 billion under management.