Forbes Magazine has listed Gemini co-creators Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss as the richest Bitcoin billionaires. Put together by Michael del Castillo a Forbes crypto reporter, the ranking presents a list of BTC investors that massively benefited from Bitcoin’s price rise to $42,000 at the beginning of the year.
The list comprises of three Bitcoin investors with a cryptocurrency net worth estimated above $1 billion, which includes the Winklevoss brothers, Tim Draper and Matthew Roszak. Tim Draper is a renowned industry investor, while Matthew Roszak is the chairman and creator of blockchain company Bloq. The twins placed first with an estimated crypto net worth of $1.4 billion each. Subsequently, Roszak and Draper follow, with $1.2 billion and $1.1 billion, respectively.
Forbes also includes three more cryptocurrency investors that include Galaxy Digital founder and CEO Mike Novogratz, Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin and MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor. According to data from Forbes, Saylor’s cryptocurrency assets are valued at $600 million, while Novogratz and Buterin’s cryptocurrency fortune is estimated at $478 million and $360 million, respectively.
Castillo insisted that the recent ranking is “by no means a complete ranking but captures just how much some fortunes have soared.” According to the reporter, the Bitcoin bull run created at least five billionaires, and “possibly quite a few more.” Castillo stated that the rankings stem from publicly accessible digital wallet data. He said, “Using everything from publicly available digital wallets to old-fashioned reporting, we set out to identify some of the biggest winners of this latest crypto boom.”
Bitcoin price achieved a record high of $42,000 on Friday following a massive rally after surpassing $20,000 in December.
Shortly attaining the record high of $42,000, BTC experienced a major rectification below $31,000 on Monday.
However, according to its network foundations, Bitcoin price could in the recovery process as Cointelegraph reported previously. Bitcoin experienced a significant 20% recovery on Tuesday from its recent plunge. According to Cointelegraph’s BTC price index the crypto is trading at $35,833, which is up 9% over the past 24 hours at the time of publication. In just 30-days, Bitcoin’s value is up more than 85%.