Forbes magazine has named 15 crypto business leaders in its latest 30 under 30, with OpenSea co-founder Alex Atallah and Alamada Research co-CEOs Caroline Ellison and Sam Trabucco making the cut. The annual Forbes 30 under 30 list is comprised of 600 people aged 30 and under from a total of 20 categories such as finance, gaming, and music. Notable alumni from last year’s edition include FTX and Alameda Research founder Sam Bankman-Fried and Brian Tubergen.
The latest batch of under the 30s raised more than $1 billion combined.
In the latest edition published on Dec. 1, Forbes noted that the latest batch of under the 30s raised more than $1 billion combined. The publication named around 15 crypto people on the list, including Alamada Research co-CEOs Caroline Ellison and Sam Trabucco, OpenSea co-founder Alex Atallah and PleasrDAO founder Emily Yang. Clinton Bembry, the founder of decentralized finance (DeFi) based trading platform Slingshot, Tegan Kline, the founder of blockchain data indexing protocol Edge & Node, and Roneil Rumburg, the co-founder of blockchain-based streaming service Audius, appeared in the list under the finance category.
More crypto leaders appeared on this year’s list.
This year’s crypto contingent is a 50% increase on the ten young crypto leaders named in the previous edition and reflects a growing trend of crypto acceptance in mainstream media. This may be in part due to the growing number of crypto entrepreneurs who have made the list of the most wealthy figures over the past 12 months. Last month, seven crypto founders made the Australian Financial Review’s annual list of richest entrepreneurs aged 40 and under. Forbes richest billionaires list of 2021 from April also featured 13 crypto leaders, representing a 3X increase compared to the year prior.