Most of his wealth Chris Larsen made with Ripple (XRP) which he co-founded in 2012.
At one point, his net worth was $37.3 billion according to Forbes, but with the fall of Bitcoin and Ripple prices his net worth decreased to "only" $2.2 billion.
However, he is still one of the richest people in cryptocurrency world.
Currently he is the Executive Chairman of Ripple and an advisor in Distilled Identity, Inc, a company which has a mission to create a reliable digital identity that will unlock financial services for the next billion people.
Before starting Ripple Chris Larsen was also successful. He started his first company back in 1992. The company's name was E-LOAN and he later sold it in 2005.
Although he could go to a long vacation after selling the company, he didn't want to waste time so he started prosper.com in 2005. Prosper.com borrowed over $14 billion dollars so far to more than 876,000 people.
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Wife: Chris Larsen is married to Lyna Lam and they have two kids.
Children: Chris Larsen has two sons with his wife Lyna Lam. You can see the happy family at the photo above.
Parents: Chris Larsen's father worked for United Airlines as an aircraft mechanic and his mother worked as a graphic designer.
Chris Larsen lives with his family in San Francisco, but photos of their house are not available to the public.
Chris Larsen doesn't have tattoos.
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You can hold your Bitcoin in Ripple. We want to be agnostic to any currency, whether that be a virtual currency, political currencies, or peer-to-peer currencies.
We saw for a time that digital currencies were radioactive to banks, but that's not the case anymore.
A lot of financial technology is foolhardy. Saying, 'We're going to kill banks. We're going to disrupt everything,' ignores some realities.
Strategic investors – those with more than a simple financial contribution to make – can really add value to a startup, accelerating growth and quickly multiplying the value of the business.
The beauty of the Ripple system is that it lives inside the internet. To shut it down you have to shut down the internet itself. That’s why it’s so transformational.
Ripple is redefining the way that value moves around the world, and today we're already enabling real-time, affordable international settlement between banks who have adopted our solutions.
The Ripple network is a protocol. It's like HTTP for money. Users, merchants, anyone can use it for free without a license.
Ripple is what happens when money finally meets the internet. Twenty years late, but better late than never.
Banks can send big corporate payments through existing channels or send a small payment through Ripple. They don't have to rip out existing infrastructure; they can use Ripple to make the transactions more profitable or more efficient.
Low-value payments are now possible. Now, Ripple can make it easy for Facebook and Uber and Amazon to make payments to developers in real time. It's online and completely global.
The way we send money today is as out-of-date as sending telegrams instead of email.
What we’re really trying to create is a second generation of bitcoin.
Trust is a human condition. You can apply that condition to a chunk of gold, a piece of paper, and also a distributed system. Bitcoin proved that yes, you can trust this. It’s an evolution of how we think.
Is Bitcoin Friendster, and we’re MySpace? I hope not. Are we still waiting for our Facebook? Possibly. People worry a lot about the dollar now.