As of September 2019, the top five holders of Bitcoin were reported to be as follows:
1. Satoshi Nakamoto – 1 million BTC
2. Tim Draper – 640,000 BTC
3. Ross Ulbricht – 320,000 BTC
4. Barry Silbert – 260,000 BTC
5. Matthew Roszak – 200,000 BTC
These figures are based on estimates and reported holdings, as it is difficult to determine the exact amount of Bitcoin that each person holds. However, it is clear that the top five holders control a significant amount of the world’s supply of Bitcoin.
Satoshi Nakamoto is believed to be the creator of Bitcoin, and is estimated to hold around 1 million BTC. This would give them a dominant position in the market, and make them one of the richest people in the world if their identity was known. Tim Draper is a venture capitalist who has made significant investments in Bitcoin and is thought to hold around 640,000 BTC. Ross Ulbricht is the creator of Silk Road, an online marketplace that was shut down by the FBI in 2013. Ulbricht is believed to have amassed a large fortune in Bitcoin during Silk Road’s operation, and is thought to hold around 320,000 BTC.
Barry Silbert is the CEO of Digital Currency Group, an investment firm that has made significant investments in Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Silbert is believed to hold around 260,000 BTC. Matthew Roszak is co-founder of Bloq, a blockchain technology company. He is also a major investor in Bitcoin and other digital currencies, and is believed to hold around 200,000 BTC.
The five people mentioned above control a combined total of over 2 million Bitcoin, which equals around 10% of the total supply in circulation. This gives them a significant amount of power over the market price of Bitcoin, as they can influence it by selling or buying large amounts of the currency.
However, it should be noted that these individuals are not necessarily working together to manipulate the market price. They may simply be holding onto their Bitcoin for investment purposes or because they believe in the long-term potential of the currency.