In mid-April the creator of the Bitcoin network, Satoshi Nakamoto entered the world’s top 20 richest billionaire list but after bitcoin’s price dropped, the inventor’s wealth plummeted. This week, Nakamoto has once again joined the top 20 richest people on the face of the earth. The last time, Nakamoto made the 19th position, and this time around, Bitcoin’s inventor is now the 20th richest person(s) on the face of the planet.
6 Months After Bitcoin’s All-Time High, Satoshi Nakamoto Becomes the 20th Wealthiest Person in the World
The leading crypto asset bitcoin (BTC) has skyrocketed past the $60K handle and tapped a high of $62,945 on Friday. Using today’s exchange rate and the estimated stash of bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto reportedly owns, indicates that Bitcoin’s inventor is the 16th richest person or persons worldwide. The last time Bitcoin.com News reported on this subject, Nakamoto climbed from the 159th richest person in the globe to the 19th in a mere five months. Using today’s BTC exchange rates on October 17, 2021, six months later, Nakamoto is now the 20th richest person(s) worldwide.
The reason why people assume Satoshi Nakamoto owns all this wealth, is because it is estimated that Bitcoin’s inventor owns around 1 million BTC. Of course, there are lower-bound estimates which say the inventor only collected 750,000 BTC and then upper-bound estimates that assume Nakamoto has more than 1.1 million BTC. The crypto community at large assumes that Nakamoto has around 1 million bitcoin and because he, she or they acquired it during the first year of BTC’s existence, the inventor owns all the forks tied to the stash as well.
Between Bitcoin and 3 Forks, Nakamoto Has Roughly $61 Billion in Unspent Wealth
This means that on October 17, 2021, Nakamoto owns roughly $60.7 billion in bitcoin (BTC), $625 million in bitcoin cash (BCH), $169 million in bitcoinsv (BSV), and $191 million in ecash (formerly known as BCHA or Bitcoin ABC). That’s a grand total of $60.9 billion between those four networks which places Bitcoin’s inventor at the 20th position in Forbe’s real-time billionaires’ list. Satoshi Nakamoto is above the net worth of Zhang Yiming, the billionaire from China. However, Nakamoto’s wealth is below the world’s 19th richest as Walmart’s Rob Walton has around $75.3 billion to his name.
What’s pretty amazing is that one of the world’s 20 richest people in the world is the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin. A person or group of people that have yet to spend a single penny of the $60.9 billion worth of crypto assets. Some people assume that Nakamoto may have passed away and this is why the inventor has never and will never spend the stash of 1 million coins collected when the creator kick-started the BTC network. However, Nakamoto may still be alive and may still have access to these riches.
Bitcoin’s inventor still has to catch up to the world’s two richest people which include Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos respectively. Musk has around $214.8 billion in wealth today according to Forbe’s real-time billionaires’ list and Jeff Bezos owns around $197.8 billion. In order to overtake Musk’s net worth, a single BTC will need to be valued at over $215K per unit. If BTC taps $100K this year, Bitcoin’s inventor will be in the top 10 richest person(s) list next to Warren Buffet and Mukesh Ambani.
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