Forbes magazine for the first time made a rating of the richest businessmen who earned a capital on crypto-currencies.
The first place in the ranking was taken by the co-founder Ripple Chris Larsen. His capital Forbes estimated at 7.5-8 billion dollars.
On the second line, co-founder Ethereum and ConsenSys, Joseph Lyubin, was placed with a capital of 1-5 billion dollars. Creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin, according to estimates of Forbes, earned 400-500 million dollars.
Third place went to Changpeng Zhao, who founded the Binance currency exchange, with a fortune of 1.1-2 billion dollars, according to Forbes.
Fourth in the ranking are the twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the founders of the ConnectU social network, who were among the first to invest in bitcoins. Winklevoss, who was suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, accusing him of plagiarism, earned from $ 900 million to $ 1.1 billion.
In December, the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph announced Winklevoss as the first crypto-currency billionaires.