Roger Ver is an entrepreneur, who is involved in several bitcoin-related projects and is also an early investor in many bitcoin-related startups. He is a strong supporter adaptation of bitcoin with the aim of promoting economic freedom. Some people even refer to him as ‘Bitcoin Jesus.’ Here is a quick summary of the net worth, career and earnings of Roger Ver in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Roger Keith Ver was born in San Jose, the United States on the 27th of January 1979. He grew up in Silicon Valley, but there is very scanty information about his childhood as well as his background. He joined De Anza College for further studies, only to drop out just a year later. He intended to pursue a career in business.
He relocated to Japan in 2005 after serving 10-months imprisonment for selling explosives illegally. He later attained a Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship, which prompted him to renounce his American citizenship in the year 2014.
Details about the private life of the famous bitcoin investor are not available to the public. He has so well managed to separate his own life from his career completely.
Roger identifies himself as a voluntarist, libertarian, peace advocate, as well as an anarcho-capitalist.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
After dropping out of school, he decided to venture in business. He joined MemoryDealers. Com. He got to the rank of the CEO in 1999, a post he held for over 13 years. He thought of getting into politics in 2000, and he ran with the Libertarian Party for a seat in the California State Assembly.
The earlies 2011, marked the beginning of his investment in bitcoin. His very first investment was in Bitinstant, for Charlie Shrem, which led to the company hiring a programmer and a designer. He was determined to get to the top of his game.
Later, he invested over $1 million into other new bitcoin-related startups like ‘Kraken,’ ‘Bitpay,’ ‘Ripple,’ and ‘Blochchain.info.’ His company became the first to accept payment via bitcoin. In 2012, Keith created a website where very many items were available to be purchased with bitcoin. It was known as bitcoinstore.com.
He is one of the five founders of Bitcoin Foundation. He has always stated that he wants bitcoin to rival other major currencies. In his efforts, he supported the development of Bitcoin XT. He is the writer for opinion sections on the bitcoin-related online forums and websites.
Although he has not won any awards or nominations, he is ranked on the 36th position on the ‘Fortune’s The Ledger 40 under 40 lists. He is recognized for his efforts to transform business leading on the finance and technology edge.
Net Worth & Earnings
The ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ has amassed a net worth of $55 million over the years. He made most of his wealth from investing in bitcoin. Ver had also made good money from the CEO position he was holding before venturing into bitcoin. He is still active in his career, and this means we have not seen the end of his wealth.
Roger Ver can be described as a digital currency enthusiast. He has been a very prominent supporter of bitcoin for years, and it has paid off well. He is also very kind-hearted, and he has donated millions to various foundations and organizations. We wish him all the best in taking bitcoin to the highest level.