Vitalik Buterin is a is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer who is best known as one of the co-founders of Ethereum and co-founded Bitcoin Magazine.
VITALIK BUTERIN NET WORTH – $1,000,000,000
|NAME: Vitaly Dmitriyevich “Vitalik” Buterin|
|OCCUPATION: Programmer & Cryptocurrency Investor|
|BIRTHDAY: 31st January 1994|
|COUNTRY OF BIRTH: Russia|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH: Cryptocurrency (Ethereum)|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Singapore|
Born in Kolomna, Russia, Vitalik Buterin was raise din the area until the age of six years olf, before his family re-located to Canada.
He was placed into a class for gifted children once he reached third grade and studied mathematics, programming, and economics at this level.
Attending the private Abelard School in Toronto, he learned about the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin from his father when he was just 17 years old.
He later attended the University of Waterloo where he met cryptographer Ian Goldberg who was a former board member of the Tor project.
In 2013 he proposed a white paper for Ethereum and visited several developers in other countries, later dropping out of university in 2014.
Vitalik Buterin was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Thiel Fellowship, created by philanthropist Peter Thiel and went to work on Ethereum Full Time.
Vitalik Buterin started his early career writing for a publication named Bitcoin Weekly and earned 5 Bitcoin per article on the site until it shut down.
He later co-founded Bitcoin Magazine with Mihai Alisie in 2012 with a print publication coming later that was dedicated to cryptocurrency.
Buterin initially started working on Ethereum in 2013 and by 2021 the currency is currently worth close to $4000 making Buterin a billionaire thanks to his wallet holdings of 333,500 ETH.
As well as Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin has been involved with many other open-source projects including DarkWallet and Crypto marketplace Egora.
He met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017 to discuss Ethereum’s political relevance in Russia and looked to establish ties with Russian partners.
He wrote a manifesto called Liberation Through Radical Decentralization with economist Glen Weyl that highlighted work on digital currencies and market based solutions to digital problems.
Vitalik Buterin recently received over 505 trillion SHIBA INU Coins to his digital wallet, worth an estimated $18 billion dollars at the time of writing.
Buterin’s father is computer scientist Dmitry Buterin and his mother is Natalia Ameline, co-founder of the educational nonprofit CryptoChicks.
Natalia is also is trying to establish blockchain literacy programs around the world and runs programs so far from Pakistan to Toronto.
Dmitry Buterin is a savvy entrepreneur and is also an angel investor with strong political views on the situation in Russia.
Vitalik Buterin has many friends within the cryptocurrency world including Peter Theil, Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss.
He has met many influential people over the years including Ian Goldberg, Jed McCaleb, Cody Wilson and Glen Weyl.
He briefly met with President Vladimir Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Buterin is also good friends with Peter Theil and has worked with him on the Ethereum Project for a number of years.
Vitalik Buterin is currently the worlds youngest Billionaire and has gained much recognition within the crypto industry.
He has gained several awards including the World Technology Award in the IT Software category in 2014 and made the Fortune 40 under 40 list in 2016.
Vitalik Buterin joined the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2018 and earned a Honorary doctorate from The University of Basel in 2018.
Buterin has written a number of books including Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World and Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society.
Buterin does hold other currencies including Bitcoin, however he sold half of this to avoid going broke in the early days.
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