The annual list of Chinese residents, whose fortune is estimated at no less than 2 billion yuan ($ 288 million), includes 13 representatives of the cryptocurrency industry.
In the Hurun China Rich List rating of the Hurun Research Institute, those involved in the new industry are Zhan Ketuan, the chairman and co-founder of the mining giant Bitmain, who has occupied the highest place in terms of personal capital. With a fortune estimated at 29.5 billion ($ 4.25 billion), it is located on the 95th position at the rating.
Another co-founder of Bitmain, Wu Jihan was ranked 205 on the list with a personal value of $ 16.5 billion yuan (2.38 billion).
Also, the founders of the world’s major crypto exchanges were in the Hurun China Rich List: Zhao Changpeng – Binance, Min Xing Xu Mingxing Xu – OKCoin, Li Lin – Huobi. Respectively, on the 230th line from $ 2.1 billion, on $ 254th from 1.45 billion, on the 556th from $ 1 billion.
The Hurun China Rich List lists Li Xiaolai, a well-known blockchain investor and bitcoin magnate ($ 1 billion) in China, and founders of Bitmain’s competitors in the market of miners, Canaan Creative and Ebang International Holdings.
And the head of the Hurun Institute’s list was Jack Ma, founder of the e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, with a fortune of $ 39.1 billion. It is noteworthy that Alibaba is actively studying and implementing the blockchain technology, while Jack Ma considers Bitcoin a “bubble”.