Net worth: $6.5 billion
His Coinbase is one of the most common sites in which crypto is sold and processed every day for around $3 billion. In 2012, after Deloitte and Airbnb’s stints Armstrong, 38, co-founded the exchange. Now it’s America’s most precious crypto company.
Net worth: $4.5 billion
Bankman-Fried has only 28 years to handle $2.5 billion in assets through the quantitative crypto-trading company Alameda Analysis, which it established in 2017. He also launched in 2019 FTX, a cryptoderivatives platform, as an MIT grade and former Wall Street ETF trader.
Net worth: $2.9 billion
Larsen, 60, was a serial entrepreneur, who co-founded Eloan’s online creditors in 1997, and Prosper, eight years later. In 2012, Ripple was co-founded by Jed McCaleb to make global bank transfers possible by blockchain technology and through a token called XRP.
Net worth: $2 billion
The CEO of software firm MicroStrategy, he was one of the best-known executives of the Internet bubble—even making People magazine’s list of Most Eligible Bachelors. In December 2020,MicroStrategy announced that it used its cash and borrowed $650 million to buy 70,784 Bitcoins for $1.1 billion (now worth $2.5 billion), helping drive shares up more than 300%.
Net worth: $1.9 billion
The former developer of the app sold his house for Bitcoin in 2014. In summer 2017, he launched Binance and was the famous location for crypto trading in less than one year.
Tyler & Cameron Winklevoss
Net worth: $1.6 billion each
The Twins used some of their 2012 $65 million legal settlement with Facebook CEO to start stockpiling Bitcoin, the olympic gamers most notable for accusing Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg of stolen their concept of a Social Network. They still have 70,000 Bitcoins estimated. They co-founded Gemini’s crypto exchange in 2014.
Net worth: $1.5 billion
Grayscale was the first to obtain regulatory approval to sell bitcoin funded securities to institutional and accredited investors, capitalizing on a classic first-mover advantage. This now creates an approximate annual turnover of $590 million.
Net worth: $1.4 billion
Mc-Caleb, 46, an early entrepreneur helped set up three crypto-enterprises. In 2010 Mt. Gox, the first big Bitcoin exchange, was created. He co-founded Ripple in 2012 but soon revealed differences with fellow founders. In 2014, he co-founded Stellar, a Ripple rival of $4.8 billion to boost cross-border payments. McCaleb was considered before joining crypto to have developed a file-sharing program for eDonkey2000, which resolved a $30 million copyright infringement lawsuit by record labels in 2006.
Net worth: $1.1 billion
Investments of hundreds of VC in businesses, including Tesla and Therano, have been made in this Silicon Valley investing Dynasty and founding partner of risk capital company Draper Fisher Jurvetson. In 2014, he purchased 29,656 US confiscated Bitcoins. Shutters from the black market on the Silk Road for $18.7 million (price: $632 per coin). They value $1,1 billion now.
Net worth: $1 billion
A longtime evangelist of cryptography, Roszak has worked in venture capital and as an entrepreneur (he also paid insider trading costs in 2006). He is co-founder and president of Chicago Blockchain, which consults ventures such as helping banks securely store digital assets.