Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin's Net Worth Is in the Billions, For Now

At just 27 years old, Vitalik Buterin has managed to create a thriving cryptocurrency that's sending him into billionaire domain.

Rachel Curry - Author

May 4 2021, Published 11:44 a.m. ET

What accomplishments did you complete by 27 years old? As admirable as they are, it's hard not to highlight Russian-Canadian programmer Vitalik Buterin, who created the Ethereum blockchain and cryptocurrency. Buterin has officially entered billionaire territory thanks to his own invention's rising value.

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With the value of an Ether coin at an all-time high nearly five years after its inception, what is Buterin worth? 

Vitalik Buterin's net worth is on the up-and-up thanks to ETH.

Unsurprisingly, most of Buterin's net worth is held up in Ether. On May 3, the value of ETH hit $3,433.99. Over the past month, the coin's value has surged 65.39 percent. That's minuscule compared to the 12-month trailing rate of growth of 1,560.06 percent.

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As for how much ETH Buterin holds, his cryptocurrency assets amount to more than $1.06 billion. The amount doesn't include any money he gets from beyond the blockchain.

In 2018, an NYU economist named Nouriel Roubini accused Buterin of hoarding the majority of the ETH supply. Buterin responded by divulging the details of his ETH position, which is why the public has access to his net worth. At the time, he reported holding less than a full percentage point of the coin. Since May 2019, the value of ETH has increased by about 1,722 percent.  

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Vitalik Buterin's IQ isn't public knowledge.

Given the amount Buterin has tweeted about intelligence quotas, it seems that he thinks IQ scores do say something about a person. However, he hasn't released his own IQ. That hasn't stopped people on the internet from speculating about someone who created an entirely new blockchain and cryptocurrency by the age of 21 years old.

In addition to his achievements, Buterin is a prominent and well-respected expert in the field of cryptocurrency. He is frequently praised for his genius creation and knowledge. 

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Does Vitalik Buterin have a girlfriend?

Buterin remains isn't married, and he hasn't divulged whether he's dating or in a relationship. Speculation will have to satisfy the curiosity on this one.

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Vitalik Buterin's political views seem to lean progressive.

In June 2020, Buterin took part in a live YouTube broadcast with activist Glen Weyl and New York congressional candidate Jonathan Herzog.

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Herzog is a young progressive Democrat. Weyl himself wrote a book called Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society. The fact that Buterin spoke at a virtual event alongside Herzog and Weyl suggests that he might have associations with their political leanings.

Buterin's latest net worth valuation makes him the youngest crypto billionaire in the world. His stockpile of 333,520 ETH will fluctuate in value based on the broader cryptocurrency marketplace

Of course, there's a presence of competition that Buterin and other ETH holders face, like the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), for instance. It's hard to say where his net worth will be in the long term, but cryptocurrency enthusiasts would suggest that it's only up from here (and one analyst's $10,000 target price by 2025 is evidence).


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