Bitcoin has been one of the hottest topics for years. And it’s no wonder why. It has shown on several occasion that it has the mettle to replace traditional currencies, especially in a time when fiat money is failing to deliver. On the other hand, Bitcoin and cryptos are making massive progress, driving whole industries forward. Bitcoin casinos are the most recent example – a successful and growing industry that’s been attracting millions of players.
Bitcoin has the backing of some high-profile people from all walks on life. From master investors to tech innovators, these are the top investors in BTC.
Ever heard of the Bitcoin Jesus? That’s the nickname Roger Ver goes by, and it’s quite on point. He’s one of the earliest BTC investors and a supporter of all things crypto. Ver shares his views regularly on Twitter and social media and makes investments all the times. According to Forbes, Roger Ver has invested in over 125 Bitcoin projects and companies, which made him a fortune of over $500 million.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss
The Winklevoss twins are also among the most successful investors in Bitcoin. They are also believed to be the first Bitcoin billionaires, owning nearly 180,000 BTC which translates to over $1 billion. The twins are interested in other cryptocurrencies, mainly Ethereum.
In 2016, they launched Gemini, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges. While the SEC denied their application to establish a Bitcoin ETF in 2018, Gemini is still performing quite well.
Novogratz is an ex-hedge fund manager at the Fortress Investment Group who was also a partner at Goldman Sachs. He’s also the founder of the very successful Galaxy Digital Holdings investment fund that manages blockchain assets.
In 2017, Novogratz said that he made over $250 million by investing in cryptos including Bitcoin. By his own words, that accounts for 20% of his fortune. He claimed that BTC will reach $40,000 by the end of 2018. While it didn’t hit those heights, his comments made it peak to over $18,000 the next month.
One of the world’s youngest Bitcoin millionaires, Advani made his fortune at 24. He invested in Bitcoin in its early days when it was linked to illegal trade. Advani foresaw the future of digital assets and bought BTC when it was cheap. According to estimates, he invested just $34,000 to become a millionaire.
Currently, he’s a prominent advisor to young people interested in trading. He’s also one of the most inspiring investors in the world of Bitcoin.
The famous venture capital investor is often present in the media. In 2014, Draper purchased 30,000 Bitcoins seized by Silk Road at an auction. That was the first step to his major investments in Bitcoin. He helps companies grow their businesses through blockchain tech, and is one of the outspoken supporters of Bitcoin and cryptos.
He's a strong proponent of decentralization, and currently ‘weighs’ at over $1 billion.