Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong and the co-founders of Bitmain and Ripple are on Forbes’ ‘The Richest in 2020’ list. There are 2,095 billionaires on Forbes’ list, but only four entrepreneurs that come from the cryptocurrency space were included.
The richest man who made his fortune in crypto is Bitmain co-founder Micree Zhan, who appears at No. 690 on the list with a net worth of $3.2 billion. His co-founder Jihan Wu is at No.1307, with $1.8 billion.
The next one on the list is the CEO of Ripple Chris Larsen, who is at No. 886, with $2.6 billion. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong appears at No. 2087, with a fortune of $1 billion. The four crypto billionaires have a combined net worth of roughly $8.7 billion.
The richest man in the world is Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, with a net worth of $113 billion, followed by Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, with $98 billion. Third on the list is Bernard Arnault & Family, the owner of LVMH, which includes Brands like Louis Vuitton, Sephora and Tiffany and Co, with a fortune of $76 billion.
Forbes’ List Of “The Richest People In Cryptocurrency”
In February 2018, Forbes presented its first-ever list of the richest people in cryptocurrency. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao was named third among the list of “The Richest People In Cryptocurrency” in 2018, with a net worth of more than a billion dollars. Despite that, he wasn’t on the 2020 list of billionaires.
Gemini founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are worth together around $1.8 billion, but separately not enough to be included on the list.