Top 5 Bitcoins Holders in the World
One of the most successful digital currencies in the world, Bitcoin is a kind of digital asset and payment system with a market capitalization of US$1.149 trillion. Bitcoin was launched in 2009 and since then its volatility and fast growth made it to stay in the spotlight of news. It is the first and most successful block-chain cryptocurrency in the world. In October 2021, the first ever bitcoin exchange-traded Fund was launched which resulted in pushing cryptocurrency to great heights.
So here is a list of top adopters of Bitcoin who recognized the worth of it and now are gaining with the rise in its value.
1. Satoshi Nakamoto
Net Worth: US $73 billion
The founder of Bitcoin is actually a pseudonym for a person or group of persons. He is rumored to own more than 1.1 million Bitcoins but his real identity is not yet confirmed but instead it became even harder with the end of his involvement with Bitcoin in 2010.
Satoshi Nakamoto authored the bitcoin white paper in 2009 but had never used his bitcoins for any purpose nor he converted them unto real-time currencies. A monument was also announced in honor of Nakamoto in Budapest, Hungary for his work on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2021. If one Bitcoin is worth $60,000 then when he converts his Bitcoins in cash, it will cause a plummet in the market.
2. Winklevoss Twins
Net Worth: US $6 billion
Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss and part of the richest bitcoin owners after buying 1.5 million bitcoins with 11 million US dollars. Both the brothers are American cryptocurrency and Bitcoin investor, Olympic rower, entrepreneur, and founder of Winklevoss Capital Management and Gemini cryptocurrency exchange. They also co-founded the HarvardConnection, the social media idea. In 2004, they sued Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their ConnectU idea to create the nowadays popular social networking service site Facebook. They received 65 million US Dollars from the dispute and its part was used by them to buy bitcoins at a value of $120 per bitcoin. The twins also founded Windex and funded several Bitcoin-related companies. Along with this, they also invested 1.5 million US Dollars in BitInstant. Forbes in its data stated that each twin has a cryptocurrency holding of $1.4 billion.
3. Micree Zhan
Net Worth: US $5.42 billion
The co-founder and co-CEO of the world’s largest computer chip company for cryptocurrency mining, Bitman is one of the richest Bitcoins holders of the world. Bitcoin achieved a net worth of US$2.5 billion in 2017 which made it largest computer chip company. He started his career making set-top boxes for television and then the day came when the Chinese electronics engineer and businessman was ranked the 9th richest self-made billionaire aged 40 or younger in the world with a net worth of $5.42 billion by Bloomberg in 2019. The Hurun Report’s inaugural Blockchain Rich List 2018 also considered Micree Zhan as the richest cryptocurrency entrepreneur in the world. He also owns about 80% of Bitman while Wu Jihan owns only 20% who co-founded it with Zhan in 2013.
4. Michael Novogratz
Net Worth: US $7.25 billion
The CEO of Galaxy Investment Partners which works on cryptocurrency investments such as Bitcoin and Ethereum was declared a billionaire by Forbes in 2007. The beginning of his career was when he joined Goldman Sachs in 1989. Then he joined Fortress Investments in 2002 as a hedge-fund manager. His firm Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. is one of the companies which determines the financial results of cryptocurrency. Along with this, he is also honorary chairman of USA Wrestling Foundation and the chairman of The Friends of the Hudson River Park. He has seen a lot of losses and profits with cryptocurrency and in 2017 he stated that his 20% of net worth is in cryptocurrency. His firm Galaxy Digital also invested $80 million in technology company Bitfury.
5. Matthew Roszak
Net worth: US$1.5 billion
American billionaire venture capitalist and cryptocurrency investor did his graduation from the from the Lake Forest College in 1995. The billionaire also worked as the venture capitalist at SilkRoad Equity and resolved U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charges related to stock purchases of Blue Rhino at the same time. He is also the cofounder and chairman of a blockchain technology startup, Bloq and works on helping banks store digital assets. The firm also helps companies to process transactions for stablecoins or cryptocurrencies. Along with this, he recently became part of an initiative in which they claimed to give each member of Congress $50 worth of digital assets.
Bitcoin, often considered the ‘Digital Gold’ which created a diverse and surprising field of Millionaires. It is a very risky investment and the value of bitcoin is highly volatile but in the last few years, it has seen a tremendous rise and the early adopters who invested in them grew at a very fast pace. United States of America is the largest bitcoin holder in the world.