Perhaps, everyone has heard something about cryptocurrency. Exactly digital currency lets a great number of people get rich as well as makes others lose a lot of money. Bitcoin had been worthless at first, that’s exactly why people who had bought cryptocurrency and believed in it were able to succeed. There were also those who decided to buy a large amount of cryptocurrency and came into money.
It is right to start the list with Satoshi Nakamoto who has come into a fortune after creating Bitcoin. Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym of a person or group of people who have developed the first cryptocurrency in 2008. According to some reports, Nakamoto’s capital is around 1 million Bitcoins that equals 6 billion dollars.
The Winklevoss brothers
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are professional rowers and have even earned some awards, however, the twins have become famous after receiving compensation from Mark Zuckerberg who has supposedly stolen their idea for Facebook. In 2013, they spent 11,000,000 dollars on Bitcoins when it was worth $120 pen one. Nowadays, after Bitcoin has increased in value, the brothers own more than 1 billion dollars.
Larsen is the co-founder of Ripple, one of the largest cryptocurrency created in 2012. It has gained its popularity after the growth of Bitcoin. Larsen’s capital is 8 billion dollars and that makes him the person who has earned on cryptocurrency the most.
A Russian-Canadian programmer and co-founder of Ethereum earned $500,000,000 on cryptocurrency creation and launching of other projects. However, the major part of Buterin’s capital consists of his cryptocurrency earnings.
Mellon has raised capital buying cryptocurrency on early stages. He became one of the Ripple investors which helped him earn around 1 billion dollars. It’s worth remarking that Mellon had been a multimillionaire before investing – he was a banking heir.
Changpeng Zhao is a founder of Binance, a cryptocurrency exchange. The part of Zhao’s capital earned from cryptocurrency is 2 billion dollars. Binance tallies roughly 6 million users throughout the world and has already established its offices in 3 countries.
Anthony Di Iorio
Anthony Di Iorio, a founder of Decentral and Jaxx, earned his capital inversing in Ethereum. Di Iorio invested in cryptocurrency on early stages and earned on it in future. Now, Di Iorio’s capital is estimated to be 1 billion dollars.
Larimer is a programmer who has created a cryptocurrency platform in 2014. He also took part in the creation of blockchain platform, such as EOS.IO. He was able to raise more than $700 million.
All the above-listed businessmen have come into money investing in cryptocurrency. Some may think it’s easy to earn money such a way, however investment requires analytical approach and it’s not that simple to replicate their success in reality.