Warren Buffet is the richest investor in the world having almost $90 billion net worth also there are many people who made their fortune by investing in stocks.
Many people think that investing in stocks is better than investing in cryptocurrencies because of volatility nature in cryptocurrencies.
Despite all these Advantages and Disadvantages in cryptocurrencies, some people made their fortune in cryptocurrencies.
So let’s look at some Richest Investors In cryptocurrencies.
1. Satoshi Nakamoto.
Satoshi Nakamoto is known for creating first cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
Still, no one knows who Satoshi Nakamoto is and it remains one of mystery, but Nakamoto active in bitcoin forum during 2009 and 2010 period when bitcoin is just created.
During initial days of Bitcoin Nakamoto mined 980,000 (estimated) Bitcoins.
When Bitcoin hit its all-time high In 2017 December at that time Satoshi Nakamoto worth would have been $19.4 billion, or the 44th richest person in the world, according to Forbs.
But according to 2018 bitcoin price, Nakamoto worth would be $6 to $10 billion interesting, isn’t it?
These facts made Nakamoto appear as first name in crypto billionaires list.
2. Chris Larsen.
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Chris Larsen is an executive chairman and co-founder of Ripple(XRP).
He founded Ripple back in 2012. Ripple is different than Bitcoin because here no mining activities are included to create or circulate currency.
There is 100 billion Ripple available and approximately 39 billion are now circulated.
If you are wondering how Ripple works? below video may be helpful for you.
In January 2018 Larsen holds 5.19 billion Ripple that estimated worth $59.9 billion. That made him one of the five richest people in the U.S. and wealthier than Google’s founders, based on Forbes’ rich list.
3. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.
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Winklevoss twin brothers are known for accusing Facebook for stealing their idea and settled for roughly $65 million worth of stock and cash.
After that, in 2012 they decided to invest in Bitcoin. They’ve experienced much of the market, including big value drops, such as the 80% drop in 2013 which shook the market.
A few years back, it was claimed the brothers owned around 1 percent of all the world’s bitcoins, which would put their crypto-wealth today at more than $1bn.
In 2015, the pair launched a cryptocurrency exchange, Gemini. Now it handles around $300 million worth of transactions daily, thus providing the twins with a nice, crypto-based income.
Apart from these aspects, they’ve also attempted to receive approval for the world’s first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).
They also have holdings in other cryptocurrencies, including Ether.
4. Joseph Lubin.
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He is one of the Canadian founders of blockchain platform Ethereum, Lubin is also the power behind blockchain software technology company ConsenSys.
Lubin inspired by the influential paper written by “Nakamoto” in the early years of cryptocurrency and he believes that “shared infrastructure” could serve as “an organizing principle for Earth, the world, the planet”.
As of February 2018, Forbes estimated Lubin’s cryptocurrency net worth between $1 to $5 billion.
5. Changpeng Zhao.
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Popularly known as CZ, he founded the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance.
In 2013 he joined Blockchain.info as the third member of the cryptocurrency wallet’s team. He also worked at OKCoin as CTO for less than a year, a platform for spot trading between fiat and digital assets.
An amazing part of his life is, he sold his house in Shanghai in 2014 to go all in on Bitcoin and he doesn’t own any cars, yachts nor fancy watches.
Now Binance crossed six million users and launched its own token last year called as Binance coin (BNB) – which runs on the Ethereum blockchain.
CZ have accumulated crypto-wealth of up to £2 billion, following the launch of Binance in 2017.
6. Anthony Diiorio.
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Anthony Diiorio has been a champion of the cryptocurrency movement and he is a one of Ethereum funder.
He is investing in new cryptocurrencies in the early stage, before moving out and redeploying capital in new ones.
His other investments include Qtum, Vechain, and Zcash. His cryptocurrency net worth is thought to be as high as $1 billion.
7. Matthew Roszak.
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Roszak is a co-founder and chairman of Bloq, a leading blockchain enterprise software company.
He is also a founding partner of a private investment firm focused on digital assets and blockchain-enabled technology called as Tally Capital, which now invests in around 20 start-ups.
He was an early adopter of cryptocurrencies, having stumbled across bitcoin in 2011.
Rozak having built up a portfolio worth around $1 billion.
If you interested know more about him then read his blog about section.
8. Brian Armstrong.
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Brian is one of funder member of popular exchange called Coinbase, it was funded in 2012.
His business, Coinbase, remains the popular entry point for cryptocurrency trading in the US.
Coinbase has two main elements: a brokerage side, where retail customers can buy cryptocurrency using a bank account, and an exchange for larger traders.
His cryptocurrency net worth is around $900 million to $1 billion.
9. Brock Pierce.
Pierce is a former child actor and funder of venture capital firm Blockchain Capital (BCC) with Bart and Bradford Stephens in 2013.
His company raised around $700 million through Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and called as largest ICO of 2017, after that he left BCC but he amassed considerable wealth from his Blockchain investments.
Pierce fortune believed to be in the region of $700 million to $1 billion.
10. Charlie Shrem.
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Charlie Shrem and his friend Gareth Nelson funded bitcoin exchange in 2011 called as BitInstant.
One of exchange customer reselling Bitcoins purchased there on the Silk Road, an illegal marketplace for drugs, this incident made Charlie to ended up spending a year in Federal Jail and losing much of his wealth to lawyer’s fees.
Since then he grew his wealth to an estimated $45 million dollars by investing in Bitcoin.
11. Barry Silbert.
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Barry Silbert is the CEO and founder of the Digital Currency Group (DCG).
DCG is one of the best-known company working in crypto space because it played a key role in the funding and development of projects like CoinDesk, BitPay, and Ripple.
The company’s main mission is to help accelerate the digital currency revolution, with this aim in mind, reports say that DCG has invested in more than 75 crypto-related companies.
Not only this, but the firm is also the world’s leading company in terms of the number of and value of their crypto investments.
Barry Silbert owns a few other companies, including Genesis, which is a trading firm for digital currencies, alongside Grayscale, which is another company focusing on crypto-based investments.
The Bitcoin Investment Trust, which is an ETF capable of tracking the bitcoin price has also been created by Silbert.
12. Roger Ver.
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Roger Ver he is an early investor in Bitcoin. His company named MemoryDealers.com became one of the first companies ever accept Bitcoin as a form of payment.
Through this platform, he became a zealous advocate for Bitcoin.
He is a controversial figure within the community due to his involvement in the Bitcoin Scaling debate and subsequent launch of Bitcoin Cash, Roger remains one of the most visible and outspoken personalities today.
13. Erik Finman.
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Erik Finman became one of the world’s youngest bitcoin millionaire at the age of 19.
He is first bought bitcoin at age 12 with $1,000 from his grandmother.
Reports indicate that he owns around 401 bitcoin, which may not seem like much but yet at the current value, they’re worth over 4 million dollars.
In 2013 at the age of 15 Finman made his first bitcoin sale, and acquired roughly $100,000 in profits, when bitcoin was valued at $1,200.
With the profits, he decided to launch an online education company, which he managed to sell for 300 bitcoin.
Later on, he went ahead to work with NASA, and actively manage the crypto investments of his family.
14. Jeremy Gardner.
Gardner became Bitcoin millionaire at the age of 25, he dropped out of college (twice).
His story started back in 2013 when a friend offered to purchase Gardner bitcoin in exchange for some cash. His curiosity peaked and he bought it, turning his gains back into cash as fast as he could.
In Gardner own words:
There was this realization that I could – with just an internet connection- exchange value with anyone in the world who also has an internet connection. No longer did I have to rely on a centralized intermediary, a troll under the bridge, such as a bank or a government.
After he cashed out some of the bitcoin he purchased, the 25-year-old decided to turn most of his savings and stock holdings into crypto investments.
Then he went ahead and launched several companies, such as Augur, which is a market forecasting tool based on blockchain technology.
He is also responsible for the launch of The Blockchain Education Network, a non-profit group meant to help students get jobs, but also receive funding for a wide variety of educational events taking place on university campuses.
Today, Gardner is a bitcoin evangelist, world traveler and works at a venture-capital firm for no salary.
15. Kingsley Advani.
In 2017 summer 24-year-old Kingsley Advani sold his entire worth and empty his bank accounts after seeing Bitcoin future.
Advani invested $34,000 in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and startups working on related technologies, and he watched his net worth balloon to low seven figures in six months.
He worked at a software firm and every month would put as much of his salary into the crypto market.
In October Kingsley quit his job and now travels the world as an “adviser and angel investor” with investments in Zilliqa, Aion, Wanchain, Qlink, Deepbrain, NEX, IOT Chain, AELF along with his original investments in ETH and NEO.
16. Ian Balina.
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Known in the community by some as “Ian Shillina”.
Ian became well known on Twitter in the last year due to his openness of posting screenshots from his crypto investments, his investments raised from $100k investment up to around $6million at its peak.
Ian created such impressive gains by developing a “money ball” approach to ICO investments which he kept a public record of in a Google docs spreadsheet.
He now travels around the world advising new ICOs and organizing meetups with his fans posting updates on his Twitter account along the way.
17. 50 Cent.
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He is a popular rapper and Bitcoin millionaire.
Back in 2014, 50 Cent became one of the world’s first artists to accept bitcoin as a means of payment for his latest album.
700 bitcoin raised from the sales of his Animal Ambition album was worth around $660 a piece at that time, therefore summing up to a total of $460,000 earned in album sales.
After that, he left his coins untouched for a long period of time and only discovered them recently.
The fact that he forgot about the funds was definitely a huge surprise for the rapper. After all, back in 2015, he needed to file for bankruptcy and proceed to restructure his finances, after having to pay off $23 million in debt.
None of above, not even close to the Warren Buffet but these 17 people are the best examples for anyone can make their fortune in cryptocurrencies.
Digital currency concept is just a decade old but it is now changing enter payment structure of the world and helping many industries to grow and opening many opportunities to people and I hope it’s just beginning and still many millionaire and billionaires to come.
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