Brian Armstrong, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, turned out to be the richest entrepreneur in the blockchain industry in 2020. His fortune is estimated at $ 11.5 billion, Hurun said in a report.
This team has compiled a rating of the most successful businessmen. It also included 17 entrepreneurs working in the field of mining and investment in digital assets.
This rating has been published for several years in a row, for the first time 11 new names were included in it. The second and third blockchain entrepreneurs in terms of capital were the heads of the FTX and Binance cryptocurrency platforms Sam Bankman-Fried and Changpeng Zhao. At the end of last year, their fortune increased to $ 10 billion and $ 8 billion, respectively.
The researchers did not include the legendary creator of bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto in the rating. It is believed that his fortune could reach $ 50 billion, but his identity has not yet been established.
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But the rating included the twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss with a fortune of $ 2.8 billion. They became the seventh on the list of blockchain entrepreneurs.
In ninth place is MicroStrategy CEO Michael Sailor with $ 2.4 billion.
The leaders of the overall rating of Hurun were Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Bernard Arnault with a fortune of $ 197 billion, $ 189 billion, and $ 114 billion, respectively.