And there is a list, “The Richest People in China,” as compiled by Hurun. To get on this wealth list you must be worth at least 2 billion yuan, or $288 million.
So who made the list? Six people from bitcoin mining firms and cryptocurrency exchanges now have net worth of more than $1 billion each. Overall, 13 crypto industry executives made it to the list.
The leader of this pack, Zhan Ketuan, chairman and co-founder of the mining firm Bitmain, has 29.5 billion yuan (or $4.25 billion), the report found. Wu Jihan, another Bitmain co-founder, followed with 16.5 billion yuan, or $2.38 billion, in net worth.