- Changpeng Zhao officially becomes richest crypto billionaire.
- Zhao is expected to rank among top 10 richest billionaire’s in the near future.
- CZ says he is ready to give his wealth away to charity.
NIGERIA (CoinChapter.com) – Famous crypto influencer and chief executive officer (CEO) of Binance exchange, Changpeng Zhao, aka CZ, has officially become the world’s wealthiest crypto billionaire.
Bloomberg cited its namesake “billionaire index” to estimate that CZ’s net worth has reached $96 billion, making him worth more than Indian business mogul Mukesh Ambani, whose net worth stands at $92.9 billion.
The index specified that CZ’s net worth does not include his Bitcoin and Binance Coin holding, which he recently revealed he had stashed for many years and had not sold. As a result, his net worth may be more than $96bn.
Zhao’s story from McDonald’s to richest crypto billionaire
Zhao’s storZhao’sn to change almost ten years ago when Bobby Lee, then CEO of cryptocurrency exchange and investors Ron Cao, persuaded CZ to deploy 10% of his net worth into Bitcoin. That was about his first move into the crypto industry.
After his investment in Bitcoin, when many never believed in the cryptocurrency, fast forward to now, Zhao has become the wealthiest person in crypto and ranks as the world’s 11tworld’sst person.
His fortunes have swelled over the past years as he also owns 90% of Binance’s sBinance’snsidering, Binance is the world’s larworld’syptocurrency exchange by trading volume and its ambitious expansion plans, Zhao’s estiZhao’s isn’t surprisn’t.
It is important to note that Zhao has said previously that he does not have any problems donating his entire fortune to charity.
Tech billionaires richer than the Binance CEO
While Zhao is the number one crypto billionaire, he ranks number 11 in the list of the world’s richest person.
Zhao is directly behind Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, whose net worth currently sits at $107 billion, $11 billion more than Binance CEO.
However, with the many potentials of the crypto industry and Binance growth trajectory, there’s thethere’sility that soon, Zhao would be worth more than other tech giants like Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, among others.
These tech giants rank above Zhao in the list of wealthiest billionaires globally, where Tesla CEO Elon Musk leads, followed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and Bernard Annault as number three.
Others in the top 10 are Bill Gates, Larry Page, and Steve Ballmer.
Besides from Zhao, other crypto community members who were listed amount the world’s richest billionaire are FTX founder Sam Bankman Fried and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong with $15.4 billion and $8.9 billion, respectively.