Any surprises? American business magazine Forbes published its annual list of billionaires. The 2021 list has a healthy number of billionaires that made their fortune in the crypto space.
You can take a look at the details here at the Forbes Billionaires 2021 list.
Now, you may be wondering where Satoshi Nakamoto might be. The mysterious inventor of Bitcoin lives in the shadows, having helped kickstart the network. Last seen in the community up until 2010, it is estimated that Nakamoto holds anywhere from 750,000 to 1.1 million bitcoins.
The creator mined these tokens back in the very early days.
It is also understood that Nakamoto has never spent these during the first year Bitcoin launched. These coins have not moved.
Now, leveraging the current BTC exchange rate shows that Satoshi Nakamoto is a very rich person today. The inventor possesses over $63 billion in wealth, and that is if we only go with an estimate of 1 million bitcoins and not include the various forks that he owns too.
You know, like Bitcoin Cash that is worth over $690 million, and Bitcoin SV cache that is now worth somewhere around $280 million. Then there is also Bitcoin Gold and all other forks that Nakamoto may have access too if the inventor still has the private keys.
But the BTC stash alone puts Satoshi Nakamoto in the top 20 position on this rich list, positioning the inventor just above the financial media mogul Michael Bloomberg and Rob Walton, the oldest living son of the Walmart founder Sam Walton.
The Bitcoin inventor slides solidly in the 19th position using the current exchange rate of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, and all its associated forks.
Nakamoto is not a centibillionaire yet. With well over $60 billion in assets, the creator of Bitcoin is already more than halfway to this remarkable milestone. That said, the price of BTC still have ways to go before the inventor comes even close to Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.
But with the way things are going, who’s to say that this will not happen?
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