In 2009 Bitcoin’s source code was released by an unknown person or persons going by the name Satoshi Nakamoto. The idea was to create a trust-less digital cash system without third-party intermediaries like a bank involved in transactions. It didn’t take long for investors to see the potential of making a lot of money with this new currency. And as a result of its massive growth, a few early adopters have become billionaires. It’s hard to tell exactly how many there are as one person can hold multiple wallet addresses, but we do know the names of a few that have become very rich from investing in Bitcoin.
Zhao is a Chinese-Canadian business executive and the CEO and founder of the worlds largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance. He is believed to be worth between $1.2=$2 billion in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Tyler And Cameron Winklevoss
These twin brothers are best known for being cheated out of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg and winning a $65 million lawsuit over it in 2008. Since then they have taken the Bitcoin world by storm starting their own crypto trading exchange Gemini. The brothers combined net worth is said to be around $1.8 billion
Co-founder of the largest digital currency exchange in the US Coinbase, Armstrong is believed to be the youngest Bitcoin billionaire with a net worth of $1 billion.
This electronics engineer is the co-founder of the Bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain and one of the wealthiest Bitcoin billionaires. His net worth is estimated to be $3.2 billion.
This list could not be complete without mentioning Satoshi. It is said he has as much as 1.1 million bitcoins making him by far the richest of them all with a net worth of $10.10 billion.
Don’t be surprised to see this list getting longer as time goes on. Bitcoin is still young and there are many opportunities for investors to make billions.