The ever mysterious and unknown creator of bitcoin who goes by the name of Satoshi Nakomoto is one of the richest people in the world as the cryptocurrency continues to boom.
According to the bitcoin price index (BPI) of Coindesk at pixel time, Bitcoin has pulled back from the cryptocurrency’s tear towards the $20,000 mark. However, it is still trading above $19,000.
And calculations by experts at Quartz estimate that the riches of the anonymous mind behind the cryptocurrency is at as much as $19.4bn. That is based on estimates that Satoshi owns around 980,000 untouched bitcoin.
That would place the anonymous woman or man as the world’s 44th richest person, based on the annual rich list of Forbes, ahead of Prince Alwaleed, the Saudi billionaire investor who incidentally branded bitcoin the “next Enron,” Carl Ichan, the high profile investor, Lakshmi Mittal, the steel tycoon, and many more.
The Winklevoss twins have already become billionaires because of the Bitcoin.