Silbert became known on Wall Street for building Second-Market, an exchange for tough-to-trade assets—mostly stakes in private tech companies. His second act is Digital Currency Group (owner of media site CoinDesk) and has made venture investments in crypto companies like Ripple and Coinbase.
Coinbase And Ripple Investor Barry Silbert Has Scored A Nine-Figure Fortune
CEO, Digital Currency Group
Crypto Net Worth: $400 million-$500 million*
Barry Silbert, 41, became known on Wall Street for building SecondMarket, an exchange for tough-to-trade assets—mostly stakes in private tech companies—that became popular in the age of unicorns. By the time he sold SecondMarket to Nasdaq in 2015, Silbert himself was already working on his second act, Digital Currency Group.
Silbert’s company is made up of three components: a venture capital arm that has invested in prominent crypto-related businesses like Coinbase and Ripple; speculation on digital currencies and operating businesses like asset management firm Grayscale, which runs the publicly traded Bitcoin Investment Trust; and CoinDesk, a digital currency media company.
*All cryptocurrency/U.S. dollar conversions are as of January 19, 2018.