Bitcoin rich people. How many billionaires are there in the crypto market?
Although the top of the ranking of the richest people in the world has not changed significantly during the year, several hundred new billionaires have arrived in the world. Among the richest people in the world one can also find people from the cryptographic community. Who was on the list of cryptic billionaires?
Hurun report: there are more billionaires in the world. How many are there?
The Hurun, known from the Hurun Global Rich List – the ranking of the richest people in the world – has published a report for 2020, according to which the number of billionaires has reached a new record level. According to the report, last year there were 346 new billionaires in the world, bringing the total number of people with assets in excess of $1 billion to 2816.
Where do most billionaires live today? For years, China and the United States have been leading the way in such rankings, and so has this time. Interestingly, these countries are home to more than 50% of the billionaires, 799 in China and 626 in the USA. This year, India has risen to third place, with 137 billionaires on board, ahead of Germany (122) and the United Kingdom (119).
The list of the richest people in the world has not changed significantly over the past year. The richest man in the world has been for the last three years and still is Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Although his wealth has decreased by 7 billion dollars compared to last year, he still owns 140 billion dollars. Moreover, Bezos’ ex-wife, Mackenzie, was on the list for the first time. She now owns $44 billion, which puts her in 22nd place.
Further places are occupied by the president of the French concern LVMH, Bernard Arnault, and the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, with assets of 107 billion dollars and 106 billion dollars respectively.
Interestingly, the report also shows that the billionaires who have come to all this alone account for 68% of the list. Only 32% of billionaires have inherited their assets.
The billionaires in crypto community. Who was in it?
This year’s list also includes six blockchain and crypto entrepreneurs. How easy is it to become a billionaire in the crypto market? By not investing in digital coins at all. According to the Hurun study, 6 people currently belong to the club of crypto billionaires. Four of them are… …the owners of the cryptographic exchanges.
The first place of the tycoons cryptographers was taken by the founder of the Binance exchange, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), with assets estimated at $2.6 billion. It is worth noting that during the year he doubled his assets.
The second richest of the cryptographic group is Zhan Ketuan, co-founder of Bitmain, a leading manufacturer of cryptographic excavators. Huran is reported to have $1.6 billion, which means that his assets have decreased by $1.1 billion compared to the previous year.
Xu Mingxing, director of the OKEx exchange and the OKCoin platform, is ranked third with an asset of approximately USD 1.4 billion. The American Chris Larsen, co-founder of Ripple, came fourth with an estimated 1.3 billion dollars of assets. As a co-founder of the blockchain giant, Larsen owns shares in the company and several billion XRP tokens.
Among the crypto billionaires is also the founder of the Huobi exchange, Li Lin and Brian Armstrong, who runs the largest cryptic exchange in the USA, Coinbase – they have 1.1 billion and 1 billion dollars respectively.