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Saturday , 20 December 2014

8 Bitcoin Millionaires: from geeks to rich gurus

They are young, they are rich, they are the Bitcoin millionaires! We already talked about some of them in the past at Bitcoin Examiner, but let’s take a closer look into the sweet world of the cryptocurrency millionaires.

1. Charlie Shrem

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Charlie Shrem is only 23 years old, but he’s already a millionaire. He’s the co-owner of Evr, one of the most famous gastro pubs in Manhatan and one of the few establishments that accept Bitcoin in the area, and the founder of the exchange platform Bitinstant. Find out more about his story here.

2. Roger Ver

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People call “Bitcoin Jesus” to Roger Ver and that’s not by chance. He’s the most strong Bitcoin proponent out there and one of the big investors in the field of cryptocurrency. The expert, who lives in Tokyo (Japan), is currently involved in numerous Bitcoin related projects. “Bitcoin is the most important invention in the history of the world since the internet”, he says.

3. Winklevoss twins

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The Harvard-educated twins, forever connected to the creation of Facebook, are said to be the owners of 1 percent of all the existing Bitcoins. Besides, the Winklevoss brothers are now launching their new Bitcoin exchange-traded fund. Read more about this here.

4. Jered Kenna

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The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tradehill got involved in the Bitcoin exchange in 2009. Jered Kenna also owns the 20Mission “hacker hotel” located in the Mission District of San Francisco.

5. Peter Vessenes

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The CEO of CoinLab lives in Seattle (USA) and is one of the greatest personalities in our Bitcoin millionaires list.

6. Yifu Guo

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Yifu Guo is the founder of Avalon, a company that produces ASIC-based Bitcoin miners. The entrepreneur and Bitcoin expert got involved with Bitcoin in 2011.

7. Bruce Wagner

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The ex-host of The Bitcoin Show has made a huge amount of money thanks to cryptocurrency. Bruce Wagner was frequently linked to the episode “MyBitcoin scam”, but no one found no evidence of the connection.

8. Mark Karpeles

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The well-known founder and CEO of the biggest Bitcoin exchange platform in the world, the Japanese-based Mt. Gox, got very very rich thanks to cryptocurrency. Mark Karpeles was one of the first entrepreneurs to bet on Bitcoin.

13 comments

  1. Max Keiser also claims to be a Bitcoin millionaire.

    • I think Max Keiser was a millionaire before he got into Bitcoins… but I will check and add him if that is not the case.

      Thanks for the comment :)

      • Yes, Max certainly was a millionaire before bitcoin. He was a trader starting on Wall St. in the ’80s.

      • Well, by that standard at least the Winklevi (maybe others) were also millionaires before bitcoin…

  2. Why am I not listed? I am Fontas, chikkun swinger and price manipulator par excellence!

  3. You forgot about Santoshi. He/She got most of the early blocks, so they have a ton of coins as well.

  4. I have made $1800 with the Bitoomba Roulette the other day, well, im not a millionaire, but i have made my weekly within a day. I like this bitcoin thing !!

  5. You forgot Pirateat40 and Zhou Tong

  6. No bitcoin rockstar list is complete without Friedcat.