October 5, 2021

Seven representatives of the bitcoin industry are on Forbes list

Seven representatives of the bitcoin industry are on Forbes list

US Forbes has unveiled its annual ranking of the 400 richest billionaires in the US.

A total of seven representatives of the cryptocurrency industry made the list. FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried topped the list with a fortune of $22.5 billion (32nd place in the overall ranking). He also became the youngest member of the list.

Also included in Forbes' ranking were:

  • Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong - $11.5bn at the time of the ranking;
  • Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen - $6 billion;
  • Gemini Bitcoin exchange founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss - $4.3bn;
  • CEO of venture capital firm Paradigm and Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam - $3.5bn
  • Co-founder and former Ripple CTO Jed McCaleb - $3bn.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos tops the list with $201bn, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk comes in second with $190.5bn, while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is third with $134.5bn.

The total fortune of the 400 richest Americans in the last year rose by 40% to $4.5 trillion. Almost all members of the list have become richer than a year ago, said Forbes.

Asset prices and exchange rates of September 3, 2021 were used to calculate the wealth.

Recall that in April, 12 representatives of the cryptocurrency industry entered the ranking of the richest people in the world according to Forbes. At the time, Sam Bankman-Fried also topped the list.

Jack Evans

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