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This last weekend the Bitcoin was close to reaching the $20,000 milestone, as it reached a maximum of $19.771 on Sunday. At this price, the mysterious inventor of the Bitcoin currency, Satoshi Nakamoto, is worth $19.4 billion, which makes him the 44th richest man in the world.

The net worth of the inventor comes from the 980.000 Bitcoins Satoshi Nakamoto has. Most likely this sum was obtained through mining at the beginning and the funds remained untouched in all these years.

This places the inventor of the Bitcoin right after Stefan Persson ( the son of the H&M Erling Persson ), Laura Powell Jobs ( Steve Jobs’ widow ) and Paul Allen ( the co-founder of Microsoft ).

Back in October of last year, Satoshi Nakatomo was the 247th richest person in the world, with a net worth of $5.9 billion. At that time one Bitcoin was worth $6000.

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