They are Millionaires for Investing in Bitcoin
The cryptocurrencies have become one of the new sources of fortune, among them the Bitcoin that has favored that many people have achieved a great economic fortune. According to the global investment management firm, AQR Capital Management, 40% of bitcoins could be held by only 1,000 people.
Here are some examples: The first is Kristoffer Koch, a Norwegian whose university thesis made him a millionaire. Koch did his final year work on encryption on the Internet. He invested 150 crowns ($ 26.60) in 5,000 bitcoins, the digital currency created in 2009. The young student did not remember his investment until the popularity of the cryptocurrency began in 2013. He recovered the keys of the system in which he had saved and verified that his almost 27 dollars had become 886,000 dollars. The young Norwegian sold 4,000 of his 5,000 bitcoins and bought a 78-square-meter apartment in Toyen, one of the wealthiest areas of Oslo, the capital of Norway.
For his part, Erik Finman, a young German known for having a fortune equivalent to 1.5 million dollars after investing in Bitcoin the 1,000 euros his grandmother gave him six years ago. He has appeared in the media for projects such as launching a Taylor Swift album into space or setting up the “best university in the world” in Dubai.
Likewise, brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss born in the state of New York have become the first millionaires because of Bitcoin digital currency. Four years ago they invested around 11 million dollars in buying about 90,000 bitcoins (approximately 1 percent of the world total of this cryptocurrency) when each unit was worth 120 dollars.
Likewise, Olivier Janssens and Roger Ver, are in charge of Free Society Foundation, a project that has US $ 100 million in private capital to create the “first free society in the world”. It is estimated that they own more than 200,000 Bitcoin. Also, Curtis Jackson (50 Cent), the rapper from New York accumulated around 700 Bitcoin after accepting the cryptocurrency as a payment method for the album. By then, that amount was worth approximately $ 400,000, and according to the publication’s estimate, its holdings now cost close to $ 7 million.
Similarly, Anthony, Tony Gallippi pioneer of services based on Bitcoin merchants. He founded Bitpay in 2011 and served as CEO until May 2014, after which he moved into the role of CEO. The estimates have put the value of your account above $ 20 million.
Satoshi Nakamoto is currently the richest person in the world, according to the list of billionaires of Forbes, according to this magazine Nakamoto would own around 980,000 bitcoins to his credit, so he should have a fortune of around 19,400 million dollars, given the current value of the digital currency.
These are some of the millionaires who invested in Bitcoin and have come to light because there is a considerable number that remains anonymous. What are you waiting for to invest in Bitcoin?
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