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TOP 5 RICHEST PEOPLE ON BTC. How much they have?


First of all this is not a commplete list because of the following reasons:

  • A lot of people pretend to be annonymous in “CryptoWorld”.
  • There are accounts that no one know who owns them.
  • There are some tipes of virtual currency that can not be traced.

So lets start with the known list of Crypto Millionaires:

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-Chris Larsen: Cofounder, Ripple

Crypto Net Worth:  $7.5 billion – $8 billion

The richest man in crypto is Chris Larsen, a Stanford M.B.A. and veteran Silicon Valley operator who at the January market peak fleetingly had a fortune of some $20 billion, the bulk of it derived from his 5.2 billion XRP, the token of Ripple, the company he cofounded with Jed McCaleb in 2012 to facilitate international payments for banks using blockchain technology. His company controls 61 billion of the 100 billion XRP in supply. Forbes is calculating his net worth based solely on the XRP he owns personally and the value of his 17% stake in Ripple, against the company’s most recent valuation: $410 million. Ripple counts Mitsubishi Financial, Bank of America and Santander among its 100-plus customers.

-Joseph Lubin: Cofounder, Ethereum; Founder, Consensys

Crypto Net Worth: $1 billion-$5 billion

Joseph Lubin, the founder of the 600-employee behemoth ConsenSys, which serves as a “venture production studio” for the Ethereum ecosystem, began his career working in robotics, machine vision, neural nets and software engineering.Rumored to be one of the top buyers in the Ethereum crowdsale, Lubin, who had been funding ConsenSys with his stash of Bitcoins, says he began selling some of his Ethers last year to fund the firm’s development. He holds a majority stake in ConsenSys, which provides security audits, token launches and other services to traditional companies. It also helps launch crypto businesses, including Gnosis, Singular, adChain, Grid+ and BlockApps, some of which have spun out already. Venture capital, asset management and a ConsenSys-branded developer’s academy were recently launched.

Crypto-industry insiders believe he may be the single-largest holder of Ether, with valuations as high as $10 billion, but Lubin insists he’s been selling. For now we’ll split the difference.

-Changpeng ” CZ” Zhao: CEO, Binance

Crypto Net Worth: $1.1 billion-$2 billion

Seven months ago Binance didn’t exist. Since then, its 1.4 million-transactions-per-second capability have attracted 6 million users, making it the world’s largest crypto-exchange. “No decentralized exchange today can handle our volume, and none are as secure as we are,” says its founder, Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ. The market seems to buy it: Since its July initial coin offering, a Binance token has soared from about 10 cents to $13, giving it a market capitalization of $1.3 billion. Zhao, 41, who wears a black hoodie, like some cross between Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, also owns the biggest stake in the coins.

The man who’s only indulgence is mobile phones (he owns three), sold his house in Shanghai in 2014 to go all in on Bitcoin and doesn’t own any cars, yachts nor fancy watches. Among the crypto-rich, Zhao falls squarely in the builder camp.

-Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: Cofounders, Winklevoss Capital

Crypto Net Worth: $900 million-$1.1 billion each

Tyler Winklevoss and his twin brother, Cameron, have waged, for now, one of the great comeback stories in American business. For years they were a punch line, the privileged jocks that Mark Zuckerberg left in the dust to build Facebook.

Famously, the Winklevoss twins, 36, accused Zuckerberg of stealing their idea for a social network, suing Facebook and settling for $65 million in Facebook stock and cash. They drew down on that war chest when they began investing in Bitcoin in a big way in 2012 — a move that drew yet more derision as Facebook shares continued exploding.

But the former Olympic rowers held on to their Bitcoin through the digital currency’s violent ups and downs, including an 80% drop from 2013 to 2015, and sunk more money into other crypto-assets like Ether.

-Matthew Mellon: Individual Investor

Crypto Net Worth: $900 million-$1 billion

This heir to one of America’s great banking fortunes, and a former chair of the New York Republican Party’s finance committee, has struggled with drug addiction. So when he began dabbling heavily in cryptocurrencies years ago, his friends and family tried to dissuade him, figuring it was another erratic obsession. And, indeed, he abandoned some early investments and sold his Bitcoin a few years ago.

Mellon’s XRP is worth around $1 billion. Recently divorced, he parties in a posh Los Angeles house he rents for $150,000 month. “It’s $1 billion virtually for free. I actually have earned it because I was the only person who was willing to raise his hand,” says Mellon. “My family thought I was insane, when I knew it was a home run.”

If you want to see the full list visit: www.forbes.com

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