Forbes magazine on Wednesday unveiled the 35th version of its list of the richest people in the world. At least nine members of the cryptocurrency industry have joined him in the upsurge in the price of bitcoin in the past and this year.
Newcomers included Sam Bankman-Freed and Michael Sailor, while Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao returned to the list after dropping out amid declining markets.
According to Forbes, the richest participant in the cryptocurrency industry is the CEO of the FTX cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried. The magazine estimates his fortune at $ 8.7 billion. He is followed by Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, whose fortune has grown by $ 5.5 billion to $ 6.5 billion compared to last year. that Armstrong’s earnings will increase substantially as a result of Coinbase’s public listing.
In March, the Chinese research institute Hurun published its own ranking of billionaires with different numbers. Chinese analysts ranked Armstrong in first place in the crypto industry with $ 11.5 billion, and Bankman-Fried in second with $ 10 billion.
Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen is the third largest crypto billionaire for Forbes with $ 3.4 billion in capital. He is currently a defendant in the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) case over an alleged illegal sale of securities. Ripple co-founder Jed McCaleb was also on the list for the first time this year with $ 2 billion.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the founding brothers of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, who invested money after the Facebook trial in Bitcoin and now have $ 3 billion, have also become newcomers.
Closing the list are MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor with $ 2.3 billion, early Bitcoin investor Matthew Rozzak with $ 1.5 billion, venture capitalist Tim Draper with $ 1.5 billion, Coinbase co-founder Fred Ersam with $ 1.9 billion, Binance CEO Changpen Zhao with $ 1 , 9 billion and CEO of Digital Currency Group Barry Silbert with $ 1.6 billion.
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