Last March, Forbes magazine released its ranking of billionaires in 2020. If the podium hardly changes with the presence of traditional actors such as Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Bernard Arnault, something will not have escaped the crypto sphere … Indeed, this is the first time that this ranking has welcomed bitcoin or crypto billionaires! Becoming a billionaire with Bitcoin or cryptocurrency… here is a model of success! In addition, it is a guarantee of confidence in the potential of crypto and particularly of Bitcoin!
Micree Zhan, co-founder of Bitmain
Micree Zhan is the first Bitcoin billionaire to reach the rankings. Ranked 616th, his fortune is estimated at around $ 3.2 billion. By 2013, he had become the co-founder of one of the largest bitcoin mining industries, Bitmain.
Chris Larsen, Executive Chairman of Ripple Labs
Chris Larsen comes in at 804th place in this ranking with a fortune of around $ 2.6 billion. If the name is unfamiliar to you, it is the executive chairman and co-founder of Ripple Labs. Chris Larsen truly entered the crypto world in 2012 when he founded the OpenCoin business. We owe him the creation and development of the Ripple crypto. Ripple Labs remains the primary contributor to Ripple code. Ripple is currently the second-largest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin in terms of capitalization.
Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase
990th in the Forbes ranking, Brian Armstrong completes this podium of crypto billionaires with a fortune of around $ 1 billion. Brian Armstrong is the co-founder of the well-known exchange, Coinbase. Renowned for its ease of use, Coinbase is an ideal platform to buy cryptocurrency with fiat money and then to trade, exchange, etc.
The almost crypto billionaires …
Some do not (yet) have their place in the Forbes ranking but have nevertheless experienced significant enrichment with cryptocurrency. Memorize their name, it is likely that you will find them soon in the Forbes ranking. This is the case, for example:
• Changpeng Zhao. Binance CEO, he is the richest person in bitcoin in 2020.
• Xu Mingxing. Mainly known in Asia, Xu Mingxing is the CEO of OKCoin, a crypto exchange.
• Leon Li. In 2013, he founded the Huobi crypto exchange, one of the largest players in Asia.
Do you have stars in your eyes when you see these numbers? Does that leave you dreaming? Okay … It’s true that with a bull run and a bitcoin that hits a million dollars (as some experts think …), no one is safe from becoming a bitcoin billionaire! More pragmatically, these figures bear witness to the potential of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Indeed, most of the players mentioned have created their wealth through the creation of exchange and trading of bitcoin. Crypto assets, primarily bitcoin, are on the rise, and the adventure is just beginning …
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