Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao is the wealthiest person in the crypto and blockchain space, according to the ninth edition of Hurun Global Rich List.
The second-richest crypto person is Bitmain co-founder Micree Ketuan Zhan who holds a net worth of $1.6 billion, according to Hurun. Notably, Zhan’s net worth has almost halved as compared to last year when he was worth $2.7 billion.
Zhan was ousted from Bitmain by another co-founder Jihan Wu in October. Interestingly, Wu did not make it to the Hurun list this year. Last year, Wu was worth $1.5 billion.
Other crypto billionaires for this year include Xu Mingxing, founder of OKCoin with $1.4 billion net worth; Chris Larsen, executive chairman of Ripple’s board, with $1.3 billion; Li Lin, founder of Huobi with $1.1 billion; and Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase with $1 billion.
Overall, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos retains the top spot in the Hurun Global Rich List 2020, with a net worth $140 billion. His net worth is down $7 billion from last year, mainly due to the world’s largest divorce settlement with former wife MacKenzie Bezos, who makes the list this year with $44 billion net worth.