The anonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto... is a billionare. Yup, he or she is easily richer than Donald Trump 😉.
In fact, Satoshi owns 1,148,800 bitcoins (according to estimates).
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Learn more about Satoshi's net worth below:
Below you can see the growth of Satoshi's net worth throughout the last 9 years. It's most likely the fastest growing individual net worth - ever.
According to Forbes billionare list - Satoshi Nakamoto is currently in the top 200 richest persons in the world. If Bitcoin continues its growth, Satoshi will end up being the world's richest person within a year or two.
Satoshi was awarded 50 bitcoins in the first, genesis block, and has been the dominant Bitcoin miner in Bitcoin's first year of existence. Learn more about Bitcoin mining.
Satoshi early on realized the meaningfulness of his or her invention. You can see this from an early email exchange from 2009:
It might make sense just to get some in case it catches on. If enough people think the same way, that becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Once it gets bootstrapped, there are so many applications if you could effortlessly pay a few cents to a website as easily as dropping coins in a vending machine.
Satoshi is widely recognized as the creator of Bitcoin, publishing the original Bitcoin whitepaper in October 2008. He or she also released the original bitcoin software in January of 2009 and thus launched the Bitcoin network that has been operating ever since.
There are various speculations around who might be behind the name Satoshi Nakamoto? Is it some famous matematician? Maybe a a group of people? Who knows. But you can read about these speculations and more in our Ultimate Guide to Satoshi Nakamoto.
Really well produced documentary about the beginning of Bitcoin: