Every year, people eagerly wait for the Forbes lists of the richest people in the world. In the recent Forbes list of 400 richest people in America, there are six new entrants who have acquired their wealth from crypto trading. Many experts see this as a sign of crypto entering the mainstream economy. The net worth of these 6 new entrants is 55.1 billion. In a historic first, never before were 6 billionaires from the crypto space in the list of Forbes 400 richest people in America.
The list features some well-known names in the crypto community. CEO of Coinbase Brian Armstrong has made it to the lost. Then we have Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who run Gemini together. Cooinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam is also on the list. Co-founder of Ripple Jed McCaleb and CEO of FTX Sam Bankman-Fried have also made it to the list of 400 richest people in America. Apart from these six, Chris Larsen was already on the Forbes list of the richest people in the world. Ehrsam is the managing director of Paradigm, a leading crypto investment firm.
As Forbes states in their analysis, we are seeing more crypto investors in the world’s richest lists because of an ever-increasing interest in cryptocurrency and how it works. As more startups and companies enter the crypto market, this number is set to rise. As of now, the list has injected new optimism in crypto investors around the world. In what seems to be a tumultuous time for crypto, the Forbes list is a sign of what the future holds.