A Third of Billionaires Around the World Have Direct or Indirect Exposure to Crypto: Report


A significant percentage of the world’s richest entities have reportedly allocated a portion of their wealth to crypto either directly or indirectly.

A recent survey by Forbes, which queried 65 of the wealthiest people on the planet, reveals that 30% of the world’s billionaires have in some way invested in crypto assets.

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The study also unveils key insights on how billionaires perceive their crypto investments.

“Of the billionaires surveyed, about 18% reported having at least 1% of their fortune in cryptocurrencies. Of that group, most are investing as a small side experiment; 80% of the investors in crypto said they had much less than one tenth of their wealth invested this way.”

Although most of the billionaires polled have a minuscule exposure to crypto, the survey reveals that a handful have heavily invested in the nascent asset class.

“3.2% of the billionaire respondents said they have more than half of their fortunes poured into crypto.” 

The Forbes study also says that among those who have exposure to crypto, 10% said that they have not made direct investments but have instead backed firms focused on digital assets.

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One prominent crypto figurehead who participated in the survey was FTX chief executive officer and co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried.

Bankman-Fried tells Forbes that between 76% and 100% of his $20.6 billion fortune is invested in crypto assets.

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