Coinbase CEO Ranks Rihanna in Fortune’s 40 Under 40 List

Coinbase CEO Ranks Rihanna in Fortune’s 40 Under 40 List

The cryptocurrency industry is weighing in on contemporary culture, gaining recognition not only as a part of the financial industry but as a considerable cultural and economic force in its own right.

From the latest 40 Under 40 list by Fortune Magazine, a 24-year-old Russian-Canadian programmer from Toronto who only entered the limelight in 2013 is only marginally less influential than Rihanna, one of the world’s biggest pop stars.

The 40 Under 40 list contains the names of the world’s most influential young people in business. The 2017 list had names such as French President Emmanuel Macron and tennis superstar Serena Williams.

This year’s list has the usual big hitters like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at number two and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom at number one. What particularly catches the eye this time around is the presence of a cluster of cryptocurrency industry figures placed relatively high up for the first time.

Coinbase co-founder Brian Armstrong comes in at number 20, one spot ahead of Rihanna. Also number 22 and number 24 are occupied by Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin and Robinhood founder Vlad Tenev, respectively.

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