On a crypto show, host Jessica Walker answered the question: How many Bitcoin millionaires are there? She will also take a look at some of the most famous Bitcoin billionaires.
As the price of BTC continues to soar, the “hodler” cannot help wondering how much money they will have if they invest earlier. But among those who have done so, how many Bitcoin millionaires do we have?
The number of millionaire hodlers increased sharply
Since Bitcoin started the cryptocurrency revolution in 2009, the space has grown significantly. The growing level of adoption is what propelled the price of BTC to almost $ 62,000 earlier this month.
According to crypto data tracking company BitInfoCharts, there are currently more than 100,000 people with at least $ 1 million or more stored in BTC. This is up from the 25,000 BTC level of millionaires four months ago. A year ago, there were only 15,000 Bitcoin millionaire accounts.
Keep track of wallets holding lots of Bitcoin
There may also be some anonymous Bitcoin billionaires. As of January 2021, 25 individual BTC addresses hold more than $ 1 billion, according to BitInfoCharts. Five of them belong to exchanges: Binance, Bitfinex, Bittrex, CoinCheck, and Huobi. Additionally, some “hodlers” may choose to keep their BTC in various addresses, such as the Winklevoss twins.
While many BTC billionaires will likely remain anonymous, some are contributing a lot to the development of the crypto market. Here are some of the top names.
Although not recognized by name, but Micree Zhan is actually the richest BTC billionaire known. His net worth in Bitcoin was calculated to be around $ 3.2 billion as of January 2021. Zhan is the co-founder of Bitcoin mining hardware maker Bitmain.
Chris Larsen is the second richest BTC billionaire known with a net worth of $ 2.7 billion. Larsen is the co-founder and executive chairman of Ripple. However, his assets could be at risk as he is currently being sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Although Michael Saylor owns only $ 600 million in crypto, he holds a $ 1.2 billion stake in MicroStrategy. Saylor is the company’s CEO and the company has been actively buying Bitcoin since August 2020.
Binance’s founder and CEO has also made quite a bit of money since the exchange launched in 2017. As of 2021, Changpeng Zhao is now worth $ 1.9 billion, according to Forbes.
Tim Draper is a well-known investor, making some wise acquisitions in the 1990s and 2000s. In 2014, he bought nearly 30,000 Bitcoins from the US Judicial Police during an auction. production of the dark web Silk Road. His crypto vault is worth $ 1.1 billion.
Brian Armstrong is currently the youngest known crypto billionaire at the age of 37. He joined the crypto space in 2012, becoming a co-founder of San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase. His estimated net worth is $ 1 billion.
Matthew Roszak is a co-founder of blockchain infrastructure provider Bloq. He bought his first Bitcoin in 2012. His crypto net worth is estimated at $ 1.2 billion.
Matthew Roszak – Co-founder of Bloq
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss
Using the money from the settlement with Facebook, the twins became early investors in Bitcoin. They are also the founders of the Gemini exchange. The Winklevoss Brothers are holding around $ 1.4 billion worth of Bitcoin each.
Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakomoto holds far more BTC than the rest. While potentially a pseudonym, anyone who owns an address related to him has $ 40 billion in Bitcoin.