Since the creation of bitcoin some people have managed to turn crypto into an impressive profit. Several smart and lucky investors have already become millionaires — perhaps even billionaires. Here are a few poster boys that are in high demand but in short supply:
Erik Finman (@erikfinman)
Erik Finman is one of the world’s youngest bitcoin millionaires. Finman made his first million in bitcoin thanks to a $1,000 gift from his grandma.
He then dropped out of high school and started his own online tutoring company – which he sold for 300 bitcoin (worth approximately $60,000 at the time).
Counting on his knowledge of cryptocurrencies, at the age of 12 Erik made a bet with his parents. They agreed that if he became a millionaire before he was old enough to vote he would not go to the college.
Finman, who started to understand the importance of crypto in 2011 when many had not even heard about it, now considers that cash is completely worthless.
The two Australian friends first invested in cryptocurrency two years ago. Having initially invested just $5,000 in crypto they made $200,000 in January last year.
Daniel Colosi, 31, and Stephen Lenoci, 34, who are both from the Sydney suburb of Bondi, quitted their jobs in Western Australia's mines in 2017 to focus on their new lives as the 'Bondi bitcoin brothers'.
The two had been watching the digital currencies for a while but decided to invest after a meeting with a millionaire friend owing close to 1,000 bitcoin.
Daniel Colosi from Lifestyle of Profit is currently enjoying a life of complete freedom through his multiple 6-figure businesses online. He envisions to share his passion with like-minded individuals to help them build a free yet profitable lifestyle.
“Being able to work remotely was my dream for a decade & living it is even better than the dream,” Colosi said in a recent facebook post.
Daniel is now taking time to travel around the world. “Amazing things happen when you get out of your comfort zone and go after dreams. You’re put on this earth for a purpose and you get to make a choice on the direction your life goes,” he says.
Eddy Zillan (@Eddyzillan)
Ohio-based high-schooler Eddy Zillan invested his savings worth $12,000 into cryptocurrency in 2015. Three years later he claimed to have earned his first million.
“At the time I invested, there were no YouTubers, there were no investors, there was no one I could learn from,” Zillan said in an interview with Business Insider.
Dubbed the "Wolf of Crypto Street," Eddy later opened a company, Cryptocurrency Financial, offering cryptocurrency-investing advice to businesses and novice investors.
According to the company’s official website, Eddy has taught over 800 people about cryptocurrency and personally mentored over 200.
He now has 3 millionaire students and many more on their way. His goal is to educate as many people as he can about the new revolutionary technology of cryptocurrency and teach them how to be successful traders.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, aka Winklevii, are cryptocurrency millionaire twins best known for suing Mark Zuckerberg over the creation of Facebook.
Tyler and Cameron are a pair of American Olympic rowers and entrepreneurs. Born in New York on August 21, 1981, and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut, the twins studied at the prestigious Harvard University from 2000 to 2004 graduating with BA degrees in economics.
In 2004, the Winklevoss brothers rose to fame after they sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claiming he stole their ConnectU idea to create the popular social network Facebook. In 2008 they were awarded $65 million to settle the lawsuit.
The battle between the twins and Zuckerberg was dramatized in the 2010 film “The Social Network.”
The pair famously invested $11 million into bitcoin in April 2013. At the time, each coin was worth just $120. Today, their investment is valued at well over $1 billion.
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss announced their Gemini cryptocurrency exchange in January 2014 and the company went live on October 25th, 2015.
In 2014 the twins used bitcoin to book a trip to space on billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic commercial Spaceflight venture, Reuters reported.
Dan Bilzerian (@DanBilzerian)
In April this year, “Instagram king” and professional poker player Dan Bilzerian urged his fans to invest in cryptocurrencies.
Time to get back in crypto— Dan Bilzerian (@DanBilzerian) April 23, 2018
Last year Bilzerian confessed to have seen a quadruple increase in his investment in bitcoin that he had made in May.
Bilzerian has publicly announced that he has a diversified portfolio of cryptocurrencies:
“For everyone asking, i have 50% bitcoin, 25% ETH, 15% monero and 10% bitcoin cash,” he said on Twitter.
Dan Bilzerian’s lifestyle is as controversial as it could be. He gets his hair cut by bare-breasted women in bow ties. He buys a new pick-up truck so he can carry around his 20mm anti-tank gun.
Bilzerian makes eight-digit bets on poker games. And he takes mobile phone portraits of himself next to his customized Gulfstream IV jet, which has his personal trademark.