The number of crypto billionaires increased by 60% compared to last year

The days when there were one or two billionaires in the crypto industry are long gone, and of course, the number of billionaires has increased with the market capitalization of cryptocurrencies. Forbes magazine has traditionally brought its annual ranking of the most influential and richest people around the world. Not surprisingly, the list of the richest people in the world includes those who own billions of dollars worth of digital assets, as the number of these people has grown by up to 60% last year. The number of billionaires in the crypto industry has thus increased from last year’s eleven to nineteen, which means that another seven people have become billionaires thanks to digital assets.

Of course, the founder of the Binance crypto exchange, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, remains in the first place with $65 billion, while his assets are far larger than the assets of the second richest man in the crypto industry with $24 billion, which is the founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. The founder of the Binance Exchange ranks 19th in the world as the richest people in the world, and it is a truly admirable performance, as the Binance Exchange itself was founded less than 5 years ago. Naturally, the list is generally dominated by most of the founders of various companies dealing with cryptocurrencies as such, which is no surprise.