The second place was taken by Joseph Lavin, who helped establish Ethereum, with an assessment of the state from $ 1 billion to $ 5 billion. The third place was held by the founder of the Binance Exchange, Changpeng Zhao, with an estimated state of $ 1.1 billion to $ 2 billion.
The brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklewoss, who sued in 2008 $ 65 million for the idea of Facebook in Mark Zuckerberg, some media were called the first people in the world, whose known stock of bitcoins exceeded a billion dollars. In the Forbes rating, they rank fourth, their fortune is estimated at $ 900 million – $ 1.1 billion.
Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, also appeared in the list – his fortune is estimated at $ 400-500 million. Vitaly Vavilov, who came from the USSR, also appeared in the rating, who created the bitcoin-mining company Bitfury. His condition is estimated at $ 500-700 million.
The authors of the rating indicate that when assessing the status earned in the crypto currency, the opacity of operations with digital coins and high volatility were taken into account. Also, when drawing up the rating, it was taken into account that crypto-currencies are not protected from theft, unlike money in banking systems, and hacking of crypto-exchange exchanges is not uncommon.
Speed in the market kriptovalyut, where they make and lose billions in one day, decides everything, so the rating data are indicated in the range, and not as an accurate result. At the same time, Forbes continues to adhere to the conservative method of assessing the state of billionaires.