The introduction of cryptocurrencies to the modern world has changed the dynamics of economics when it comes to earning and investing. A century ago, there was no such thing, but today, careers and investment lines have been created from cryptocurrencies.
The early birds that embraced cryptocurrencies have now become billionaires. From trading to investing and providing crypto services, they have been able to amass a reasonable amount of wealth.
Although the crypto world’s volatility is a little setback as billionaire investors can become millionaire investors in a space of time due to price drop. Nonetheless, the industry has produced billionaires, and we will be looking at five successful billionaires that gained their wealth from cryptocurrencies.
Chris Larson is the founder of Ripple, a payment gateway company built on blockchain technology. Ripple is a unique crypto giant that has successfully created an untouchable payment gateway option. He has an estimated net worth of $3.4 billion. It was reported that he stepped down from his position as CEO at Ripple in 2016. However, he is still part of the company as he holds the position of executive chairman.
Micree Zhan is of Asian origin. He is the co-founder of the world’s largest mining manufacturing firm, Bitmain. Micree Zhan has an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion. Although he experienced some challenges with his company and was removed from the position of CEO, he was able to regain his position after a while.
He is the CEO and founder of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange platform by trading volume. Although, Binance is not his first creation as he also worked on many other crypto-related projects. He has an estimated net worth of $2.6 billion.
Jihan Wu is the co-founder of Bitmain that offers cryptocurrency mining companies. He is reported to have a net worth of $1.8 billion. Although, Bitmain is not his only invention as he also created another crypto platform known as Matrixpot.
Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss
The billionaire twins have an estimated net worth of $1.6 billion. This wealth was obtained from the establishment of a cryptocurrency exchange platform known as Gemini.