Fortune, America's leading business magazine, recently published its annual "40 Under 40" list.
Notably, some cryptocurrency industry leaders have made the cut in the "Finance" category.
The names of top crypto executives who have been recognized by Fortune include Bakkt president Adam White, a prominent member of the "Coinbase mafia," ex-Ripple executive and current Binance U.S. CEO Catherine Coley as well as Anchorage co-founder Diogo Mónica.
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Fortune notes that this year's list reflects a flurry of transformations that the business scene has undergone during this tumultuous year.
This year, it highlighted the 40 most influential people in five separate categories: "Finance," "Technology," "Healthcare," "Government and Politics" and "Media and Entertainment."
The last two of them obviously contain the most notable names—from pop star Beyonce to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Coley underscored the importance of financial liberty in her Twitter comment:
Truly humbled to be part of @FortuneMagazine 40 under 40 Class of 2020! Cheers to those who fight for life, financial liberty, and the pursuit of making digital assets accessible for all!
Meanwhile, White jokingly noted that this is the only list on which he would see himself alongside Beyonce.
As reported by U.Today, the U.S. Air Force veteran who went on to become one of the earliest Coinbase employees parted ways with the number one crypto exchange in the U.S. to join Bakkt back in October 2018.
Crypto luminaries replace Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg
The very first "40 Under 40" list, which was published back in 2012, was topped by Google's Larry Page, whose net worth is now sitting at $73 bln. His co-founder, Sergey Brin, was in fourth place.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was ranked second, while Marissa Mayer, a former Yahoo! CEO, came in third place.