Richest People in crypto world Top 10 Richest People in the Crypto and Blockchain World

The Crypto Market Economy rose to an all time high of 2 trillion dollars, with many currencies going sky high such as Dogecoin, Ethereum, Shiba Innu. With many governments recognizing Digital Assets and Currencies, introduction of NFTs and Elon Musk driving the price of dogecoin 2022 has been a remarkable year for digital assets so far. Regardless of anything investors have made their piece of pie. Here is the list of top 10 crypto and blockchain billionaires in the world 2022 as concluded by Forbes.


Changpeng Zhao


Net worth: $65 billion

Source of wealth: Binance

Citizenship: Canada

Changpeng Zhao is the founder and CEO of Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume as of April 2018. CZ was born in Jiangsu, China and moved to Canada at a young age with his family.

Zhao was previously a member of the team that developed and also served as chief technology officer of OKCoin. According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Zhao is ranked 13th richest in the world with a net worth estimated at $77.3 billion as of March 1, 2022.

Source: Wikipedia


Sam Bankman-Fried


Net worth: $24 billion

Source of wealth: FTX

Citizenship: U.S.

Samuel Bankman-Fried (born March 6, 1992), also known by his initials SBF, is an American entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of FTX, a Cryptocurrency Exchange. He also manages assets through Alameda Research, a quantitative cryptocurrency trading firm he founded in October 2017. He was ranked 32nd on the 2021 Forbes 400 list with a net worth of US$22.5 billion. He is now second in Forbes top 10 crypto currency and blockchain billionaire.

Source: Wikipedia, Forbes


Also Read: Binance CEO CZ is The Richest Crypto Billionaire at $96B


Brian Armstrong


Net worth: $6.6 billion

Source of wealth: Coinbase

Citizenship: U.S.

Brian Armstrong (born January 25, 1983) is an American business executive and investor who is CEO of cryptocurrency platform Coinbase. He received media attention for his policy of keeping the workplace free of political activism.

In 2012, Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam co-founded Coinbase, as a way for cryptocurrency enthusiasts to trade bitcoins and other digital currencies Armstrong was its first CEO. A 2018 funding round valued the company at $8.1 billion, and in December 2020, the company filed with the SEC to go public through a direct listing. Following a direct listing in April 2021, Coinbase's market capitalization rose to $85B, and according to Forbes, January 2022, Armstrong has a net worth of

$9.6 billion.

Source: Wikipedia, Forbes


Gary Wang


Net worth: $5.9 billion

Source of wealth: FTX

Citizenship: U.S

Gary Wang is a Chinese entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Chinese video sharing company and served as its CEO until August 2012. He is currently the founder of Light Chaser Animation Studios, an animation studio based in Beijing. Wang is also a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. He holds a Computer Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from INSEAD. He received his bachelor's degree in international business from the College of Staten Island, CUNY, in 1995.

Gary wang is the cofounder and chief technology officer of FTX. the press-shy Wang launched the crypto exchange with Bankman-Fried in 2019. With a 16% stake in FTX’s global business and over $600 million worth FTT, the native token of FTX wang is 4th in Forbes top 10 crypto billionaire. Before going into crypto, Wang was a software engineer at Google, where he helped build online booking platform Google Flights. He studied math and computer science at MIT.

Source: Wikipedia, Forbes


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Chris Larsen


Net worth: $4.3 billion

Source of wealth: Ripple

Citizenship: U.S

Chris Larsen is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Ripple. Before this Larsen was also the CEO and chairman of board of directors. Before working in ripple Chris co-founded and served as CEO of Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, and E-LOAN, a publicly traded online lender. During his tenure at E-LOAN. Chris serves at the Board and Advisory levels at numerous companies and organizations including: Betable, CreditKarma, and Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).

Source: Wikipedia, Forbes


Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss


Net worth: $4 billion each

Source of wealth: Bitcoin

Citizenship: U.S.

Tyler Howard Winklevoss (born August 21, 1981) is an American investor, founder of Winklevoss Capital Management and Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, and Olympic rower. Winklevoss co-founded Harvard Connection (later renamed ConnectU) along with his brother Cameron Winklevoss and a Harvard classmate of theirs, Divya Narendra. In 2004, the Winklevoss brothers sued Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he stole their ConnectU idea to create the much more popular social networking service site Facebook. 

Cameron Howard Winklevoss (born August 21, 1981) is an American cryptocurrency and Bitcoin investor, Olympic rower, entrepreneur, and founder of Winklevoss Capital Management and Gemini cryptocurrency exchange. He competed in the men's pair rowing event at the 2008 Summer Olympics with his identical twin brother and rowing partner, Tyler Winklevoss.

Both the brothers have 4 billion dollar of net worth each.

Source: Wikipedia, Forbes



Song Chi-Hyung


Net worth: $3.7 billion

Source of wealth: Upbit

Citizenship: South Korea

Song chi hyung is the creator of south Korea’s largest crypto currency exchange UpBit. The cryptocurrency exchange is one of the most important exchanges is crypto currency market handling over 4.7 billion of transactions every day. Song owns estimate quarter of UpBit’s parent company.

Source: FORTUNE, Forbes


Barry Silbert


Net worth: $3.2 billion

Source of wealth: Digital Currency Group

Citizenship: U.S.

Barry Silbert is the Founder & CEO of Digital Currency Group, a company helping to build the foundation of the digital currency and blockchain technology industry by launching, incubating, and investing in ground-breaking companies that will transform the global financial services ecosystem and usher in the “internet of value”. DCG has been an

active seed investor in the digital currency industry with over 50 investments in 15 countries including BitGo, BitPay, BitPagos, BitPesa, Chain, Circle, Coinbase, Gyft, Kraken, Ripple Labs, TradeBlock, Unocoin, and Xapo.

In addition, Barry also created the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT), a private, open-ended trust sponsored by Grayscale Investments, a Digital Currency Group company. The BIT’s shares are the first publicly quoted securities (ticker: GBTC) solely invested in and deriving value from the price of bitcoin, enabling investors to gain exposure to the price movement of bitcoin without the challenges of buying, storing, and safekeeping bitcoins.

Source: cruchbase


Jed McCaleb


Net worth: $2.5 billion

Source of wealth: Ripple, Stellar

Citizenship: U.S.

Jed McCaleb is an American programmer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is a co-founder and the CTO of Stellar. Prior to co-founding Stellar, McCaleb founded and served as the CTO of the company Ripple until 2013. McCaleb is also known for creating the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, and the peer-to-peer eDonkey and Overnet networks as well as the eDonkey2000 application.

Source: Wikipedia, Forbes

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