BitBoy Crypto is a YouTuber, podcaster and crypto enthusiast. Real name Ben Armstrong, he runs a YouTube channel covering the latest crypto news, coin reviews, and offers trading advice. As of 2022, BitBoy Crypto has a net worth of $33 million.
Armstrong was born in Atlanta in 1982 (39 years old). He attended Toccoa Falls College (a private Christian college) and Kennesaw State University where he graduated with excellent grades.
Not much is known about his personal life as he likes to keep a low profile. He is married to Bethany Armstrong and the couple have three kids together.
With the rise of Bitcoin and altcoins, Ben’s channel has really taken off. He now has over 1.45 million subscribers and continues to grow his audience as the crypto market goes mainstream.
He first got started with crypto by accident in 2011. Ben had a ticket-selling business (Front Page Tickets) and the website he was using to advertise his business changed its payment options and only accepted Bitcoin. BitBoy ended up spending $10,000 worth of BTC advertising his ticket business.
During this time he didn’t fully understand Bitcoin and missed out seven-figure profits when he sold too early. In 2017 when BTC hit $20,000 he invested a lot of time into learning about the potential of blockchain technology.
Every few months, BitBoy openly shares his portfolio with fans. The value of his holdings exploded in 2021 and his portfolio was worth a staggering $28 million on October 15th 2021. In March 2022, he published another update on his latest holdings revealing he is worth $33 million.
He literally owns 100’s of coins with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, XRP, Polkadot and Solana in his top six holdings. While I might not agree with his holdings, I do appreciate the level of transparency.
His main holdings broken down:
- Bitcoin – $4.1 million
- Ethereum – $3.36 million
- Stablecoins – $2.4 million
- Cardano – $925,000
- XRP – $824,000
- Polkadot – $785,000
- Solana – $705,000
- Avalanche – $607,000
- Elrond – $669,000
- FTT – $437,000
Outside of crypto, he owns a Lamborghini Huracán Performante worth $350,000 and has $5 million in real estate spread across 7 properties. He holds about $1.5 million in cash just in case an investment opportunity opens up.
Over the years, his business has grown outside of just uploading videos and now has a website, merch store and academy (bitlabacademy.com). Due to his large audience across social media sites, Ben sells advertising to make additional revenue.
Examples of advertising rates displayed on his website:
- Dedicated review – $35,000
- TikTok Ad – $25,000
- Livestream mention – $20,000
- Website article – $2,500
In July 2021, BitBoy was banned on YouTube for a brief period. He tweeted out stating his ban was because of an unfair crackdown on crypto-related content. The channel was reinstated within 24 hours. A similar issue happened with Anthony Pompliano’s account a few months later. No reason was provided for the suspension.
Also on Reddit users have posted threads warning others to be cautious when investing in coins mentioned on BitBoy’s show. Some viewers will blindly buy coins with small market caps and get annoyed when the price quickly dumps.