Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind the Silk Road marketplace, had approximately 700,000 bitcoins at the time of his arrest. This was worth around $350 million at the time, but the value of bitcoin has since risen dramatically.
At today’s prices, Ulbricht’s bitcoin stash would be worth over $7 billion. It’s unclear what happened to all of those bitcoins, but it’s likely that Ulbricht has lost access to them.
The Silk Road was a dark web marketplace that allowed users to buy and sell illegal goods and services. The site was shut down by the FBI in 2013 and Ulbricht was arrested and sentenced to life in prison.
While it’s impossible to know exactly how much bitcoin Ulbricht had at the time of his arrest, we do know that he had a significant amount. Based on today’s prices, Ulbricht’s bitcoin stash would be worth over $7 billion.