8 December 2021
The first cryptocurrency was introduced in the year 2009 and it is almost the end of the year with more than 5000 cryptocurrencies. The digital currency is backed by blockchain technology and has been accepted widely across the world. In the history of crypto-space, you will come across many stories wherein how a person paid 10,000 BTC for a pizza to dark-web scams or Silk road and losing cryptocurrencies. Be it in any uncanny ways, the only story that motivates and is a game-changer for every crypto enthusiasts is the success stories of crypto millionaires.
In this blog, we are going to introduce you to Meet the 10 Crypto Millionaires in the World:
1. Barry Silbert
Bill Silbert is one of the pioneers in bitcoin investing and is also known as the “The King of Crypto”. He is the Founder and the CEO of Digital Currency Group - an enterprise focusing on the digital currency market. The company builds and supports bitcoin and blockchain companies. It also acquired CoinDesk which is the leading news platform in the cryptocurrency world. The company has also invested in more than 100 bitcoin-related companies which also is one of the leading investment firms in the bitcoin-related companies. The company also owns Genesis and Grayscale while Barry Silbert also started The Bitcoin Investment Trust.
Barry Silbert is stated to have an estimated crypto net worth of $400 - $500 million.
2. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are the co-founders of the Winklevoss Capital - a company that invests across multiple asset classes and facilitates seed funding and infrastructure to the startups. The brother received millions after settling the lawsuit with Facebook and invested in cryptocurrencies leading to being the first bitcoin billionaires in the year 2017. The Winklevoss are stated to have an approximate of 1% bitcoins in circulation. Also, the twin brother are the co-founders of the known cryptocurrency exchange named Gemini.
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are stated to have an estimated crypto net worth of $900 - $1.1 billion.
3. Michael Novogratz
Michael Novogratz is a CEO of Galaxy Digital - a company that focuses on cryptocurrency investments. He was also an ex-hedge fund manager of Fortress Investment Group. He is also stated to have invested 30% of his fortune in cryptocurrencies.
Michael Novogratz is stated to have an estimated crypto net worth of $700 - $1 billion.
4. Vitalik Buterin
Vitalik Buterin is a Russian-Canadian programmer and a writer, he is also the creator and co-founder of Ethereum and Co-founder of the Bitcoin Magazine. He was also granted an honorary doctoral degree for his work in blockchain space and contribution to the ecosystem by the University of Basel.
Vitalik Buterin is stated to have an estimated crypto net worth of $400 - $500 million.
5. Chris Larsen
Chris Larsen is a business executive and an angel investor is an Executive Chairman and the Co-founder of Ripple. The Ripple Labs has developed its own blockchain technology - the XRP ledger that works on improvising the cross-border payments amongst various banking system across the world. In the year 2016, Larsen stepped down from his role as CEO of Ripple Labs and took the Executive Chairman position.
Chris Larsen is stated to have an estimated crypto net worth of $7.5 - $8 billion.
6. Joseph Lubin
Joseph Lubin is the Founder of ConsenSys and a co-founder of Ethereum. ConsenSys is one of the known company in the blockchain space and well Ethereum is the second-largest platform after Bitcoin.
Joseph Lubin is stated to have an estimated crypto net worth of $1 - $5 billion.
7. Changpeng Zhao
Changpeng Zhao is stated to have an estimated crypto net worth of $1.1 - $2 billion.
8. Roger Ver
Roger Ver is a bitcoin evangelist and an angel investor is the CEO of Bitcoin.com. He is one of the early investors of Bitcoin and is also referred to as the “Bitcoin Jesus”.
Roger Ver is stated to have an estimated crypto net worth of over $500 million.
9. Erik Finman
Erik Finman had bought 100 bitcoins of worth $1,000 at the age of 12 in the year 2011 and became the youngest Bitcoin Millionaire at the age of 18!
10. Satoshi Nakamoto
The last but not the least is saved for the one who created Bitcoin - the first cryptocurrency - Satoshi Nakamoto which is a pseudonym name used for the creator of Bitcoin. The mysterious one could be anyone from being an individual to being an organization. Many people have ‘n’ number of speculations about Nakamoto out of which one is a belief that he/she probably owns one million bitcoins, hence making him/her the richest crypto millionaire!