The world’s first trillionaire may be rising to power as we speak. If you think it will be Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, or Bill Gates, you are completely wrong. While those men have a ton of money and could buy and sell just about any of us, the world’s first trillionaire may come from an unlikely source that you may not have researched yet.
With the way its value has been exploding over the past few months, the world’s first trillionaire could be the mysterious and secretive founder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.
No one really knows who Satoshi Nakamoto really is, as his identity has remained a secret and his background is shrouded in mystery, but the founder of the online currency is estimated to hold nearly 1 million bitcoins, which makes his net worth nearly $17 billion based on bitcoin’s price on the market. But even the nature of his investments is mysterious since his bitcoins are scattered across several addresses, and no one can really trace them down definitively.
However, if things keeps going the way they do, you could see bitcoins being used more and more, as they are seen as the currency of the future. And if that happens, the boom of bitcoin’s value could propel Nakamoto to become the world’s first trillionaire.
Some are quite skeptical though, and maintain that the digital currency is just a fad. But if these people are wrong, you could start seeing bitcoin ATMs popping up all over the place and the people who didn’t invest will be left behind.
Nakamoto is still a dubious figure however because his interactions with his own bitcoins and his business partners are scarce. It doesn’t appear that Nakamoto has ever spent one of his bitcoins, and he may have simply been using them to develop the interface. There is also the fact that the last e-mail he sent to a coworker was all the way back in 2011.
So, while we may be on the verge of the world’s first trillionaire, we still don’t know very much about him, her, or whoever is behind the creation of bitcoin. What we do know is bitcoin’s value is on the rise and it could mean a great shift in the way we handle our money.