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Fintech billionaires revealed: Who is on the 2021 rich list?

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According to Forbes, a new billionaire was minted every 17 hours in 2020.

Despite Covid-19 plunging the global economy into the worst recession of our lifetime and the financial fallout expected to long outlive the impact of the health crisis itself, the world's wealthiest are $5 trillion richer than they were last year.

Forbes reports: "There were rapid-fire public offerings, surging cryptocurrencies and skyrocketing stock prices. The number of billionaires on Forbes' 35th annual list of the world's wealthiest exploded to an unprecedented 2,755--660 more than a year ago."

With Amazon and Tesla shares spiking in 2020, it is no surprise that outgoing founder and CEO Jeff Bezos retained his top spot for the fourth year running with a net worth of $177 billion, and Elon Musk is following close behind as the second richest person in the world, worth $151 billion.

From the 2,755 on the Forbes World's Billionaires List, here's who is on the 2021 rich list from the fintech industry. Notable figures include John Collison, who was named the youngest person on the list in 2017, Revolut's Nik Storonsky and the Robinhood co-founders Baiju Bhatt and Vlad Tenev. 

  Rank Name Worth Business 1 20 Michael Bloomberg $59bn Bloomberg 2 26 Jack Ma $48.4bn Ant Group 3 33 David Thomson $41.8bn Thomson Reuters 4 83 Pierre Omidyar $21.4bn PayPal 5 173 Jack Dorsey $12.5bn Square 6 216 Qi Shi $10.4bn East Money Information 7 262 Guillaume Pousaz $9bn Checkout.com 8 274 Sam Bankman-Fried $8.7bn FTX 9 404 Brian Armstrong $6.5bn Coinbase 10 539 David Velez $5.2bn Nubank 11 622 Luis Frias $4.6bn PaySeguro Digital 12 680 Scott Cook $4.2bn Intuit 13  859 Jim McKelvey $3.5bn Square 13 859 Arnout Schuijff $3.5bn Adyen 13 859 Thomas Secunda $3.5bn Bloomberg 14  891 Chris Larsen $3.4bn Ripple 15 925 Vyacheslav Kim $3.3bn Kaspi Bank 16 956 John Collison $3.2bn Stripe 16 956 Patrick Collison $3.2bn Stripe 16 956 Mikhail Lomtadze $3.2bn Kaspi Bank 17 1008 Cameron Winklevoss $3bn Gemini 17  1008 Tyler Winklevoss $3bn Gemini 18 1064 Chad Richison $2.9bn Paycom 19 1174 Victor Jacobsson  $2.7bn Klarna  20 1205 Steven Sarowitz $2.6bn Paylocity 20 1205 Pieter van der Does $2.6bn Adyen 20 1205 Charles Zegar $2.6bn Bloomberg 21 1249 Andre Street $2.5bn StoneCo 22 1299 Eduardo de Pontes $2.4bn StoneCo 22 1299 William Stone $2.4bn SS&C 23 1362 Vikay Shekhar Sharma $2.3bn Paytm 23 1362 Jared Isaacman $2.3bn Shift4 Payments 23  1362 Michael Saylor $2.3bn MicroStrategy 24  1444 Max Levchin $2.2bn Affirm 24 1444 Sebastian Siemiatkowski $2.2bn Klarna 25  1580 Jed McCaleb $2bn Mt Gox; Ripple; Stellar 26  1664 Fred Ehrsam $1.9bn Coinbase 26 1664 Changpeng Zhao (CZ) $1.9bn Binance 27 1750 Anthony Eisen $1.8bn Afterpay 27 1750 Nick Molnar $1.8bn Afterpay 28 1833 Philip Fayer $1.7bn Nuvei 28 1833 Eric Jing $1.7bn Ant Group 29 1931 Barry Silbert $1.6bn DCG 29  1931  David Zalik  $1.6bn Greensky  30 2035  Tim Draper  $1.5bn  Draper Fisher Jurvetson  30 2035 Duncan MacMillan $1.5bn Bloomberg 30 2035  Matthew Roszak  $1.5bn  Bloq  31 2263  Chris Britt  $1.3bn  Chime  31 2263 Shao Xiaofeng $1.3bn Ant Group 31 2263 Ye Qiongjiu $1.3bn Hithink RoyalFlush Information Network 32  2378  Ronald Clarke  $1.2bn  Fleetcor Technologies  32 2378 Simon Nixon $1.2bn MoneySupermarket 32  2378  Ronald Slabke  $1.2bn  Hypoport SE  32  2378  Nik Storonsky  $1.2bn  Revolut  33 2674  Baiju Bhatt $1bn Robinhood 33 2674  Vlad Tenev   $1bn Robinhood

Check out the full list on Forbes here. If you think we missed anyone relevant, add a comment below.

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