This year saw a net addition of 17 crypto billionaires, deriving their wealth from holding currency tokens, running crypto exchanges and proving tech capabilities to support the ecosystem
Blockchain had 17 billionaires, predominantly generated by crypto exchanges, investors, and crypto miners
The cumulative wealth of blockchain billionaires was US$77bn with 11 new faces
CEO, Coinbase, ranked one of the fastest risers of the year with his wealth up 10x to $11.5 billion, on the back of the Coinbase imminent IPO
Jack Deosey, CEO, Square, saw his wealth almost triple to $15 billion
Satoshi Nakamoto, the name used by the founder of bitcoin, ought to be the richest crypto entrepreneur, with an estimated US$50bn and a Top 25 place in the world, based on his one million bitcoins at a price of US$50,000 a coin
While Africa has a total of 18 U.S. Dollar billionaires, non is from the crypto and blockchain space.