Vitalik Buterin Net Worth $175 Million
The Ethereum co-founder only had a few thousand dollars to his name seven years ago. He’s now worth up to $200 million.
Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, had to sell half of his personal Bitcoin in 2013 to avoid going broke, according to a tweet published today.
Buterin is one of the most well-known names in the crypto industry. As well as co-founding Ethereum, Buterin also co-founded Bitcoin Magazine. Several years ago, Buterin commented publicly on his personal wealth, saying he earned 137,000 CHR per year ($154,000) from the Ethereum Foundation. More recently, estimates put his net wealth at around $100 to $200 million. But it hasn’t always been easy for the mind behind Ethereum.
“Seven years ago, before Ethereum even began, I had only a few thousand dollars of net worth,” Vitalik said, adding, “I nevertheless sold half my Bitcoin to make sure that I would not be broke if Bitcoin went to zero.”