As an established broadcaster, Max Keiser has presented a number of television programs. Keiser is a big Bitcoin advocate and invested in the cryptocurrency when it was trading for a few dollars. He’s known as a “Bitcoin maximalist” and believes other tokens such as Ethereum are worthless. Given his strong views on Bitcoin, followers are curious about how much Bitcoin he owns.
Max Keiser’s Net Worth
Max Keiser has an estimated net worth of $100 million. Prior to broadcasting, Max had a successful career as a stand-up comedian and stockbroker. The quirky presenter has hosted shows such as The Oracle with Max Keiser, The Keiser Report, and On the Edge.
He initially made his fortune selling the Hollywood Stock Exchange to Cantor Fitzgerald and made millions buying Bitcoin early. Keiser is one of the few financial pundits to talk about BTC publicly in the mainstream media. For a spell, he traded other cryptocurrencies but gave it up to focus purely on Bitcoin.
Max Keiser began purchasing bitcoin a decade ago when the price was around $1 per coin. Although he’s never revealed how much Bitcoin he own, various sources estimate that he owns 10,000 to 20,000 Bitcoin.
In 2013, Max generously gave Alex Jones 10,000 BTC as reported by Nasdaq.com. Alex confirmed this in 2021 but revealed he lost the Bitcoin stored on the laptop. Today this would be worth over $400 million! On Twitter, he claims to have given comedian Russell Brand 1,000 BTC when it was under $5. Once again, the recipient lost it!
Keiser was born in New Rochelle, New York, on January 23, 1960 and studied theater at New York University. Theater was his first passion which is surprising considering his knowledge of financial markets.
Max relocated to London where he worked as a financial pundit and television host. Donald Trump’s election was seen as a good opportunity to return home to the US. Keiser married Stacy Herbert whom he met in the south of France. Herbert is a talented broadcaster in her own right and is another Bitcoin enthusiast.
In early days, he worked in radio, stand-up comedy and was a stockbroker for Paine Webber. Max produced Rumble at the Box Office and presented the CBS radio station’s weekly talk show Buy, Sell, Hold.
Before taking on these presenting roles, he directed 10 short documentaries for Al-Jazeera’s People and Power series. The documentaries focused on different aspects of the financial system.
In 2009, Max hosted a television show titled On the Edge and chatted with well-known economists. In the same year, he hosted a similar show with his wife called The Keiser Report on Russia Today. Currently, he works as an advisor to the President of El Salvador on bitcoin-related matters. Despite Bitcoin’s volatility over the last 12 months, he remains optimistic about its future. His latest prediction, expects Bitcoin to reach $220,000.
Hollywood Stock Exchange
Max Keiser became a multi-millionaire through co-founding the Hollywood Stock Exchange with Michael Burns. The platform was ahead of its time and allowed traders to buy and sell virtual securities.
The exchange offered a convertible virtual currency called the Hollywood Dollar as well as MovieStocks. He was awarded a U.S. patent for its virtual specialist technology and sold the business to Cantor Fitzgerald in May 2001.