Ever heard of the quote by Tom Peters – ” If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”? Well, here’s a list of the top 5 people who didn’t pull the shade rather picked up the opportunity named Bitcoin and made the most out of it.
Back in 2007, when cryptocurrency almost was a disaster, these Top 5 Bitcoin Billionaires of 2022 would not have thought how 2022 would bring a change in their lives via cryptocurrency.
Currently, Bitcoin is a digital asset and payment system with a market capitalization of around $775.40 billion as of Jan 2022.
Despite the volatility of cryptocurrencies, these people managed to understand Bitcoin and max out profits from it.
Here are the Top 5 Bitcoin Billionaires of 2022
Net Worth – $26.5 Billion
A 29-year-old MIT grad, Founder, and CEO of FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange has gained his status as a crypto billionaire quite rapidly. He made headlines in 2020 with his $5 million donations to a super-PAC that supported Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss
Net Worth – $3 Billion each
These twin brothers invested the money that they earned from their lawsuit against Facebook into cryptocurrencies. They became the first billionaires in the crypto ecosystem after the late-2017 surge in Bitcoin prices. They’ve also launched crypto exchange Gemini and have recently purchased digital art auction platform Nifty Gateway.
Net Worth – $1.6 Billion
Barry Silbert founded Digital Currency Group (DCG) in 2015 and currently is the Company CEO. Asset management firm Grayscale and Crypto news site CoinDesk which controls $44 billion worth of Bitcoin in among DCG’s holdings.
Net Worth – $13 Billion
After quitting his job in 2012, this software engineer co-founded the exchange – Coinbase. It is now North America’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange. It has an easy-to-use interface and is known for its credibility and hence is considered the gateway for retail investors to join the crypto ecosystem.
Net Worth – $5 Billion
Michael Saylor has been eagerly interested in Bitcoin. With his software firm MicroStrategy Incorporated, he started snapping up Bitcoin in august 2020 worth $250 million. Over time, Saylor has become one of the leaders in the Bitcoin Billionaires list.
A few more names in this list would be Jed McCaleb, Chris Larsen, Changpeng Zhao, Fred Ehrsam etc.