Larsen remains the richest crypto entrepreneur from the U.S., but Micree Zhan, the co-founder of Bitmain, actually takes the cake on a global scale with $3.2 bln in his coffers.
|616||Micree Zhan||$3.2 bln||Bitmain||China|
|804||Chris Larsen||$2.6 bln||Ripple||US|
|1196||Jihan Wu||$1.8 bln||Bitmain||China|
|1990||Brian Armstrong||$1 bln||Coinbase||US|
Bitmain co-founder and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong come in 1196th and 1990th places, respectively.
The four billionaires have been routinely making cuts to numerous Forbes lists for the past few years after the Bitcoin bull run in 2017. This time around, there were no newcomers that would manage to topple them.
The top 10 of the Forbes list also has very few surprises, with Amazon boss Jeff Bezos occupying first place in spite of $40 bln divorce with MacKenzie Bezos. He is followed by Bill Gates, Bernard Arnault, Warren Buffett, and Larry Ellison.
However, the 34th edition of the billionaire club does feature 177 new faces.
Notably, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, who claims that he stores all his wealth in Bitcoin, didn't make it to the new Forbes list. The same applies to the Winklevii and Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin.
The names of other wealthiest crypto businessmen induce Brad Garlinghouse, the current CEO of Ripple, and 'crypto king' Barry Silbert who cannot stop buying Bitcoin.