Vitalik Buterin, the young co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain, is now officially a billionaire following Ether (ETH), recently jumping to a new all-time high of $3,188. Buterin reportedly holds a particular wallet containing about 333,520 ETH, amounting now to over $1.06 billion, on top of several other drastically lower wallet holdings. This makes him one of the wealthiest men today and a bona fide ETH billionaire.
As astounding as his net worth already is based on his ETH holdings alone, Buterin’s crypto wealth isn’t bound to his chain’s native token alone. As per his ask-me-anything session on the Reddit thread of Ethereum back last year, Buterin revealed that he holds other crypto tokens on top of his overwhelming ETH holdings. This includes Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE), and more.
Speaking of the Ethereum subreddit, proponents of the surging crypto quickly congratulated Buterin on reaching such a milestone – citing that the young entrepreneur has successfully realized what most crypto enthusiasts have only been dreaming of. One particular thread posting even noted that Buterin is now the second-youngest billionaire via self-made wealth.
Looking at a much broader perspective, despite Buterin’s seemingly insurmountable wealth, his current wallet ranks only the 22nd most valuable on the Ethereum network, as per the latest data of Etherscan.