Ross Ulbricht is a drug trafficker who was known for his Silk Road website from the year 2011. He was arrested in the year 2013, and he was also known as the Dread Pirate Roberts. He was convicted for various crimes like a conspiracy of narcotics trafficking, fraudulent identity documents, computer hacking, and money laundering also. With the help of the internet, he used to earn money in the year 2015. He has got a double life sentence, and there is no possibility of his parole. The Maryland Prosecution also dismissed his old indictment. If you want to know the net worth of Ross Ulbricht in 2019, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 27th March in the year 1984 in Austin in Texas. He spent his childhood in the metropolitan area of Austin. He attended the rank of Eagle Scout as a boy scout, and he used to go to West Ridge Middle School. Later on, he took admission in the Westlake High School located near Austin. He completed his graduation from high school in the year 2002. He used to go the University of Texas in Dallas with a scholarship. He completed his bachelor’s degree in the year 2006. Later on, he became interested in the Libertarian Economic theory.
He didn’t reveal anything about his private life because he was hidden from the world until he started Silk Road and was arrested by the Police.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Silk Road website was his free-market experiment where he believed that people should be able to purchase and sell anything which they want if it is not going to hurt someone. His website was designed to use bitcoin and Tor. For Silk Road, he used the username as Dread Pirate Roberts. It was confirmed that he was the only person to use that account.
He started the development of online marketplace in the year 2010 which was a side project with the Good Wagon books. During the operation history of his website, Silk Road, he used to keep a diary. For preventing him to delete and encrypt files on his computer, he was arrested. He was not easily arrested, but the agents had to pretend as a quarreling lover in front of him. After distracting him, a third agent came and grabbed his computer. In the year 2014, he was charged with computer hacking, money laundering and conspiracy of trafficking narcotics.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Ross Ulbricht is around $30 million which he has earned with his business.
In the year 2015, he was convicted and was sentenced to life imprisonment without any chance of getting parole. His lawyers also submitted an appeal that his sentence was harsh. Supreme Denied their appeal, and he had to stay in the jail for his whole life. He was a genius person, but he wasted his life in doing illegal works.