Cryptocurrency Millionaires - People Who Got Their Wealth From Crypto


Cryptocurrencies have been massively talked about in the media in the past few years. This has given the blockchain industry a major spike and it’s actually something to be proud of if you are a crypto enthusiast. Lately, there has been a lot of comparison between the cryptocurrency market and the stock market. Anyway, there is a big difference as crypto is completely digital and also an online based asset. The inception of Bitcoin in 2009 has made a lot of cryptocurrency millionaires. Early crypto investors have made billions of dollars from their investments. This sounds great, right?

Cryptocurrency Millionaires

List of Cryptocurrency Millionaires

1. Satoshi Nakamoto

Satoshi is believed to be the person who invented Bitcoin in 2009. At the moment, there is no proof to really tell who Nakamoto is as he created bitcoin on a basis of anonymity. It is believed that he owns about 1million bitcoins which is worth approximately $4billion and other coins like Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin SV. There are several figures online as to how much bitcoins Satoshi has but the fact remains that he is one of the cryptocurrency millionaires in the blockchain industry.

2. Chris Larsen

Chris is a seasoned business executive and investor. He has spent most of his career working in the financial sector. Larsen co-founded E-Loan, which is an online mortgage lender in 1996. It was later sold in 2005. He went on to co-found Prosper Marketplace in 2006. Prosper Marketplace was the first ever peer-to-peer lending platform in the United States. He was CEO until 2012.

Larsen is the Founder and CEO of Ripple. He is worth around $7.5 – 8 billion net worth. He founded Ripple in 2012 and the asset has ever since been used by major financial institutions. Chris Larsen is believed to own about 5.2 billion in XRP.

3. Joseph Lubin

Lubin is a Canadian entrepreneur and a co-founder at Ethereum. His crypto worth is valued at about $1 – 5 billion. He was an executive at Goldman Sachs before venturing into cryptocurrencies. He has also been a major pioneer at EthSuisse which is a Swiss-based company. Joseph is the founder of Consensys – a blockchain technology firm that has over 900 employees on their payroll.

4. Changpeng Zhao

Zhao is the founder of Binance, the world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchange. It handles about 1.4 million transactions per second. The crypto exchange was able to attract up to 6 million users all around the world in less than one year of launching it. As of January 2018, Zhao’s crypto worth was estimated at around $1.1 – 2 billion.

Changpeng is one of the prominent cryptocurrency millionaires in the blockchain industry and a larger part of his wealth is tied up in BNB tokens. BNB is the native crypto coin used on the Binance exchange.

5. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss

These brothers are commonly referred to as the Winkelvii (plural for Winkelvoss). When these two names are mentioned, what comes to mind is their ordeal with Facebook CEO. Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss sued Mark Zuckerberg after claiming that he stole their idea and developed it into Facebook. Facebook had to pay them around $65 million dollars for this. They later used their proceeds to buy a large amount of bitcoin. They were said to be in control of around 91,666 bitcoin as of January 2018. According to Forbes, their crypto net worth is estimated to be around $900 million – $1.1 billion each as of January 19th, 2018.

6. Matthew Mellon

Matthew Mellon, is probably the only one among cryptocurrency millionaires who is not linked with any financial institution. He is estimated to have a crypto worth of about $900 million to $1 billion. He died in April 2018 at the age of 54 in Mexico after allegedly consuming a hallucinogenic drug at a rehabilitation center.

7. Brian Armstrong

Armstrong is the Founder and CEO Coinbase, yet another large and popular crypto exchange. Brian founded Coinbase, which served as an entry point for cryptocurrency traders in the United States in 2012. Coinbase is arguably the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States. He is said to have around $900 million – $1 billion net worth in crypto.

8. Matthew Roszak

Matthew founded companies like Bloq and Tally. He is quite fortunate to be one of the early investors in cryptocurrencies. He is also called ‘Matt’. Roszak is worth around $900 million to $1 billion in crypto.


9. Anthony Diiorio
Anthony is an early adopter of bitcoin. He is the mastermind behind the Toronto Bitcoin Meet-Up in 2012. He caught up with Vitalik Buterin at this event and offered to help finance the development of Ethereum’s initial code base.
Anthony also helped with other blockchain projects like Jaxx and Decentral. Forbes estimate on Anthony’s crypto net worth as at January 2018 is around $750 million – $1 billion.

10. Brock Pierce

Brock has been in limelight from a very tender age and so is a no stranger to it. He took part in commercials as a toddler, and played his first major role in The Mighty Ducks in 1992. He retired from acting at the age of 17. Pierce teamed up with Bart and Bradford Stephens in 2013 to create Blockchain Capital. He has been heavily involved in funding a couple of projects such as Ethereum, Coinbase, Bitfury etc. He is also one of the major members in the EOS project.

Pierce is currently the chairman of the BitcoinFoundation, and also an adviser at Block.One. As of January 2018, Brock Pierce is estimated to have a crypto net worth of about $700 million – $1 billion.

11. Michael Novogratz

Michael started buying cryptocurrencies as early as 2013 but got into the crypto space full time in 2015. He is believed to have a significant amount of digital currency. Furthermore, he is also working to develop Galaxy Digital – a merchant bank specialised in distributed ledger technologies.

His estimated crypto net worth as of January 2018 is valued to be around $700 million – $1 billion.

The list of cryptocurrency millionaires doesn’t end here as there are still a lot of them out there. Other people who have made a fortune from the blockchain industry include: Brendan Blumer, Vitalik Buterin (Co-founder of Ethereum), Charles Hoskinson, Valery Valivov etc. Every crypto enthusiast wishes to get some good bucks from this space, some are already doing that while others are not. Don’t be discouraged if you fall in the second category because we’re all goona be rich and buy Lambos. Just keep the faith.

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  1. Wow!!!!! People have really made a lot of money from Cryptocurrency. Thanks for this information. We will all be Crypto millionaires someday.

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  2. The list is not conplete without my name. Lol.. . Nice blog with awesome articles. Great job.

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    1. Funny you. You'll definitely make the list one day. Just keep the faith and don't ever give up. The blockchain industry has all it takes to grow massively, what we need is mass adoption. I also want to say a big "thank you" for your kind words. All the best Joseph.

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