Today Vidello Productions is taking a look at 15 crypto billionaires on the crypto rich list and their Trillionaire Mindset.
15 Crypto Billionaires And Their Trillionaire Mindset
15 — Carl Runefelt
Known by the same name on his YouTube channel, Carl Runefelt is a popular name in the Bitcoin Cryptocurrency world and is famously known by his nickname “The Moon”.
One of the most popular influencers in the cryptocurrency field, Runefelt has over half a million subscribers on YouTube and has already crossed 1 million followers on Twitter.
With an estimated net worth of $1 Billion dollars, Carl has certainly done well in the world of Cryptocurrency investing.
Starting out his working career as a grocery store cashier in Sweden, Runefelt believes that firm visions of your future can lead to amazing possibilities where you schieve all your goals and dreams.
Carl’s leveraging the internet to mint money and the ability to foresee the future of digital money have earned him more money than he can ever spend in as little as two years.
He dropped out of school early and like so many succesful entreprenuers, he researched cryptocurrency extensively and has been featured in Forbes Magazine, CNBC and Business Insider.
Now a motivational speaker who owns a Bugatti, he has donated $50,000 to build schools in Mexico and contributed $100,000 to help disabled children.
14 — Tim Draper
American venture capital investor Tim Draper has a current net worth of $1.2 billion dollars with investments in companies such as Coinbase, Tesla, SpaceX and Robinhood.
An outspoken proponent of Bitcoin and decentralization, Draper has been described as having entrepreneurship and investing running in his blood.
Draper purchased nearly 29,656 Bitcoin’s after they were siezed from the Silk Road site and paid just $632 per coin, while he also holds other crypto’s including Bitcoin Cash, Tezos, Ripple and Aragon.
An active crypto investor for over seven years, he announced that all his retirement money will be in cryptocurrency investments, with his Bitcoin holdings alone worth $315 million dollars.
Draper believes Bitcoin will hit $250,000 dollars by the end of 2022 and has written a new book named “How To Be The Startup Hero” and almost half way into 2022 and his crypto predictions are yet to come true.
13 — Vitalik Buterin
Famous around the world for creating the second most popular Cryptocurrency, Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin has a current net worth of $1.5 Billion dollars.
Vitalik, who is known to shun materialistic things, currently holds around 355,000 Ethereum and has been gifted various other altcoins, most of which he has given away.
In 2021, he was gifted 5% of Shiba Inu’s supply and instantly sold the tokens, crashing the price of the meme coin by over 50% within hours.
Born in a small town near Moscow, Russian-Canadian Buterin is a connoisseur of the crypto space and earned his first five Bitcoin for writing on a website called Bitcoin Weekly.
He has earned a number of awards including a place on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2018 and a Thiel Fellowship in 2014.
Buterin donated $1.14 billion dollars to India’s Crypto Covid relief fund via his Shiba Inu token sale and it did not even dent his current net worth.
12 — Matthew Roszak
Billionaire venture capitalist and cryptocurrency investor — Matthew Roszak has a current estimated net worth of $1.6 billion dollars.
Originally working as a venture capitalist at SilkRoad Equity, Roszak settled U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges of insider trading in 2006.
Amassing a large crypto portfolio that began in 2012, recently co-led an initiative to give each member of Congress $50 worth of digital assets.
Achieving a Bachelor of Arts and Economics from Lake Forest College, he currently resides in Chicago and has invested in over twenty start-ups including Coinbase, Kraken and BTCC.
Known for giving Richard Branson and Bill Clinton their first Bitcoins, Roszak sponsored over 40 dinners for the blockchain community spending hundreds of thousands on talks to the community.
11 — Michael Saylor
One of the most famous advocates of Bitcoin, American entrepreneur and business executive Michael Saylor, co-founded MicroStrategy, one of the largest Bitcoin Investment companies.
The company also offers business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services and Saylor has a current net worth of around $1.7 billion dollars.
Initially purchasing 21,454 Bitcoin’s in August 2020, Saylor said his company would no longer hold cash and instead focus on crypto and gold.
He famously announced that his company owned 70,470 bitcoins on December 21, 2020 and this had increased to 90,531 Bitcoin’s while controlling 70% of MicroStrategy’s shares.
Saylor released a best selling book called The Mobile Wave in 2012 which discusses trends in mobile technology and the developing world.
He regularly appears on crypto podcasts and believes Bitcoin will, one day, hit $1 million dollars.
10 — Fred Ehrsam
Managing partner of cryptocurrency investment firm Paradigm, American business executive Fred Ehrsam is also the co-founder of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.
Ehrsam featured as one of the main protagonists in the 2020 novel “Kings of Crypto: One Startup’s Quest to Take Cryptocurrency Out of Silicon Valley and Onto Wall Street”.
As of October 2020, Paradigm has had made 28 investments in cryptocurrency related companies and Ehrsam has an estimated net worth of around $2.1 billion dollars.
Ehrsam was named to TIME Magazine’s list of 30 People Under 30 Changing the World in 2012 and made it to the 30 under 30 list in 2014.
He founded Coinbase in 2012 with Brian Armstrong after meeting him on the Bitcoin subreddit forum and owned 8.9% of Coinbase stock as of April 2021.
9 — Jed McCaleb
The first founder of the Mtgox.com domain name, Jed McCaleb originally founded the website to create a trading site for Magic: The Gathering cards.
McCaleb repurposed the site in late 2010 as a bitcoin exchange that could process bitcoin-to-dollar trades and the website exploded in months with him selling the company in February 2011.
McCaleb began developing a digital currency named the Ripple protocol in 2011 and later moved on to develop the Stellar open source protocol in 2014.
McCaleb also launched Lightyear.io in 2017 that was built on the Stellar network and was named one of the top 10 people leading blockchain revolution in 2018 by The New York Times.
McCaleb has a current estimated net worth of around $2.5 billion dollars.
8 — Barry Silbert
Founder of Digital Currency Group and the holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting, Barry Silbert has a current estinated net worth of $3.2 billion dollars.
Known as a Bitcoin Whale, Silbert began investing in Bitcoin sometime in 2012 and has gone full diamond hands ever since.
Barry Silbert is also the CEO of company subsidiaries Grayscale, Genesis Trading, CoinDesk, TradeBlock, Foundry Services, and Luno Global.
Grayscale alone oversees $28 billion worth of Bitcoin, Ether and other assets while also investing in more than 200 crypto startups.
Silbert has come a long way from his days as an investment banker and currently resides in Rye, New York.
7 — Song Chi-Hyung
Founder and chairman of Dunamu, which operates South Korea’s dominant cryptocurrency exchange UpBit, Song Chi-Hyung has a current net worth of $3.7 billion.
Originally working at local mobile payment company Danal, he is now in Korea’s top 50 richest people with his crypto exchange’s daily trading hitting $4.7 billion dollars.
Currently, Dunamu is valued at over $17 billion dollars and its never been revealed just how much Bitcoin or Crypto, Chi-Hyung owns.
6 — Winklevoss Twins
Famous for their battle with Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss became early Bitcoin Investors and rode the wave of the currency as it exploded.
They soon expanded their crypto portfolio and set-up their own trading exchange named Gemini with each twin currently holding roughly $1.4 billion dollars in crypto.
The brothers also set-up and run Winklevoss Capital Management firm that invests across multiple asset classes with an emphasis on providing seed funding to early start-ups.
The brothers own a large home in Los Angeles California which they rent out for around $110,000 per month.
5 — Chris Larsen
Business executive and angel investor Chris Larsen is best known for co-founding several Silicon Valley technology startups including Ripple Labs and OpenCoin
Larsen’s net worth in 2018 was put at $59 billion, briefly putting him ahead of Mark Zuckerberg and into fifth place in their list of world’s richest people, mainly thanks to Ripple.
He ranked №319 in the Forbes 400 list of the richest people in America in 2020, however today he is worth around $4.4 billion dollars.
Larsen has also written articles on banking systems, established the Chris Larsen Scholarship Fund at San Francisco State University and serves as a board-member or adviser for organizations such as Credit Karma.
4 — Gary Wang
With a net worth of $5.9 billion dollars, Gary Wang is the co-founder and chief technology officer of FTX crypto exchange.
Gary Wang owns 16.5% of FTX’s global operations as well as more than $600 million in FTT, the exchange’s native token.
Originally an MIT graduate, he teamed up with Sam Bankman-Fried to launch the exchange in 2019 after building systems to aggregate prices across millions of flights for Google.
3 — Brian Armstrong
CEO of a behemoth in the Crypto Exchange spaces, Brian Armstrong is the CEO of Coinbase after an early career with IBM.
After finding the Bitcoin white paper in 2010, he joined AirBnB as a software engineer while working out a way to solve problems of sending money to South America electronically.
He recieved a $150,000 investment from the Y Combinator startup accelerator and founded Coinbase in 2012.
With a current net worth of $9.6 billion, Coinbase has a market capitalization today of roughly $85 Billion dollars thanks to a public listing on the stock exchange.
He is famously known for keeping the workplace free of political activism and was ranked #10 on Fortune’s 40 under 40 list in 2017.
Forbes named Armstrong number one on its Crypto Rich List in 2021 and he was also listed 60th on the Forbes 400 list of the richest people in America that same year.
2 — Sam Bankman-Fried
By far one of the fastest people to climb the ladder of wealth in the cryptocurrency world, Sam Bankman-Fried has a current net worth of $24 billion dollars.
He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2010 to 2014, graduating with a degree in physics and a minor in mathematics.
Bankman-Fried began working as an intern at Jane Street Capital, a proprietary trading firm, later returning full-time after his graduation.
He moved to Hong Kong in 2018 after attending a Bitcoin crypto conference in Macau and founded cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX in 2019.
Known to regularly live at his desk, Bankman-Fried often sleeps on a bean bag chair in his office next to his computer.
Currently living in the Bahamas, he shares an apartment with friends, almost never drinks or goes on vacation and describes himself morally as a Benthamite.
FTX has a policy of donating 1% of its revenue to charity and Fried has said he plans to donate the great majority of his wealth to effective charities over the course of his life.
1 — Changpeng Zhao
Currently the richest person on the cryptocurrency rich list, Changpeng Zhao is the founder and CEO of crypto powerhouse Binance.
With a net worth over $100 billion dollars, Zhao was born in Jiangsu, China and moved to Canada at a young age with his family.
Zhao chose to purchase his first home in Pro-Crypto Dubai, where many high net worth crypto enthusiasts pay little or no taxes on their profits.
Famously known for working at McDonalds and selling his house to buy Bitcoin, which he discovered during a poker game, Zhao joins billionaires at the top of the rich list including Larrry Ellison, Bill gates and Mukesh Ambani.
He decided to devote his entire llife to cryptocurrency and may one day be crowned the richest person in the world.
Bonus — Elon Musk
While not originally making his main source of income from Cryptocurrency, Musk certainly owns it and has become a huge advocate of crypto in recent years.
He started off by posting the Bitcoin symbol on his twitter account, later saying he owned the digital currency, before tweeting that his mai company, Tesla would accept it as payment for their cars.
This all stopped in 2020 after Musk realized the damage Bitcoin mining was doing to the enviroment.
He opeted for a lesser known crypto meme coin named Dogedcoin and today, holds several other crypto’s in his portfolio.
After his recent aquisition of Twitter, he says allowing DogeCoin to be used on Twitter would be one of the greatest things that has ever been done on a social network company.
At the time of writing, Elon Musk is the world’s richest man with a net worth totalling $264.6 billion dollars.
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