Top 20 Richest Crypto Investors

By Rushali Shome

The world of cryptocurrencies is an extremely niche market and a chosen few have managed to make the best of this volatile, unpredictable and often controversial space. Today, we present to you the list of the top 20 richest crypto investors.

All of you would be well aware of the fact that Forbes routinely publishes rich lists of people from varying fields. In 2018, it also published one meant for those who had reaped magnificent profits off their crypto connection. Their penchant for cryptocurrencies really paid off and they ended up with their names on the list of 20 richest crypto investors.

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Let us quickly have a look at who they are:

Chris Larsen

The former CEO of Ripple who stepped down to become its executive chairman tops this rich list.

With a net worth of around $7.5 to $8 billion, this 57 year old has clearly made the most of what the crypto market had to offer him.

Joseph Lubin

This is another name you must have seen in some crypto headline or the other at some point. Having reached a net worth anywhere between 1 and 5 billion dollars, Lubin clearly knows a thing or two about how to earn by investing in crypto.

Credited with co-founding Ethereum and founding ConsenSys that provides consultancy services to biggies like Microsoft, Lubin is definitely a major character on the crypto stage.

Changpeng Zhao

Fondly referred to as CZ, this crypto billionaire is the CEO of a top cryptocurrency exchange: Binance.

With a net worth of 1.1 to 2 billion dollars and a track record of taking Binance to newer heights, we are sure you can guess why he has made it to this list.

Winklevoss Brothers

The Winklevoss Twins serve as the CEOs of the Gemini Cryptocurrency Exchange, which is also one of the most popular in the market.

Vocal and staunch proponents of Bitcoin, these brothers have minted a whole lot of money through crypto investments, reaching a net worth of a little over 1 billion dollars.

Brian Armstrong

This is another diehard lover of Bitcoin who has made it to the rich list. He has founded the Coinbase Cryptocurrency Exchange and has professed his deep love for crypto on a number of occasions. His net worth is around a billion dollars.

Matthew Roszak

The co-founder of Bloq Inc. and a founding partner of Tally Capital, Matthew Roszak, has benefited greatly from having invested in cryptocurrencies very early on.

Forbes estimates his net worth to be around a billion dollars.

Anthony Di Iorio

This is another man that has made the most of investing in crypto very early on. Credited with co-founding Ethereum and founding Decentral and Jazz, he has clearly achieved a lot within the crypto world at just 43 years of age. His net worth is $1 billion or a little lower than that.

Brock Pierce

This former child actor has played his cards very well in the crypto world. Serving as the chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, he has amassed wealth by getting into crypto investment early. His net worth is around a billion dollars.

Michael Novogratz

This is another man you would have definitely heard of if you routinely go through crypto related news articles.

The CEO of Galaxy Digital has made a name for himself in the sector and for good reason: he is a seasoned crypto investor with a net worth of 1 billion dollars.

Brendan Blumer

This member of the rich list may not have been around as long as some of the others but he has surely made the best of the time he has spent as the CEO of Block.One and in coordinating the token sale of EOS.io.

His crypto net worth is estimated to be about 600 to 700 million dollars.

Dan Larimer

Larimer, like Blumer has a similar crypto net worth. He also has been involved in the token sale of EOS.io. He is currently serving as the CTO of Block.One.

Valery Vavilov

Valery Vavilov is the CEO of Bitfury and has amassed something between 500 to 700 million dollars by investing in cryptocurrencies.

The son of parents who escaped Soviet Union around the time of its collapse, he naturally values decentralization quite deeply, with crypto being his main outlet for the same.

Charles Hoskinson

This man, with a prolific CV that boasts of his having co-founded Ethereum and founded IOHK, has a crypto net worth of anything between 500 and 600 million dollars.

Brad Garlinghouse

Having succeeded Larsen as the CEO of Ripple, Garlinghouse has followed in his footsteps in more ways than one, and has managed to amass a crypo net worth that is between 400 and 500 million dollars.

Barry Silbert

Silbert is the CEO of Digital Currency Group, which is the firm behind well-known crypto media outlet CoinDesk. His net worth is estimated to be between 400 and 500 million dollars.

Vitalik Buterin

The young, genius mastermind behind Ethereum is a force to reckon with in the crypto world. At the young age of just 24, Buterin has managed to earn 400 to 500 million dollars in crypto wealth.

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Tim Draper

This famous venture capitalist swears by Bitcoin and has made nearly 500 million dollars out of his love and enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies. He is the CEO of Draper Associates.

Song Chi-Hyung

The founder of Upbit and the CEO of Dunamu is one of the best-known faces in the Korean crypto industry. He has garnered almost 500 million dollars through his involved in cryptocurrencies.

Special Mention: Matthew Mellon

Heir to the Bank of New York and a crypto big shot, Mellon was a part of the top 20 but sadly passed away in 2018 itself.

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Rushali Shome

Rushali Shome is a history undergraduate with a keen interest in puns, politics and beyond. When not typing away furiously in the “Notes” section of her phone, she can be found trying to catch the eye of servers at restaurants or weddings for a second helping.

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