Billionaire investor Bill Miller puts 50% of net worth in Bitcoin

Investor Invoice Miller is bullish on Bitcoin (BTC) regardless of the cryptocurrency touching multi-month lows beneath $40,000 in early January 2022.

Miller not considers himself only a “Bitcoin observer” however reasonably an actual Bitcoin bull, as he mentioned in a WealthTrack interview final Friday.

The billionaire investor now holds 50% of his web price in Bitcoin and associated investments in main business companies like Michael Saylor’s MicroStrategy and BTC mining agency Stronghold Digital Mining. An early Amazon investor, Miller owns nearly 100% of the remainder of his portfolio in Amazon, he famous.

Miller purchased his first Bitcoin again in 2014 when BTC was buying and selling round $200 after which bought a “little bit extra additional time” when it turned $500. The investor didn’t purchase it for years till BTC plummeted to $30,000 after hitting round $66,000 in April 2021, he mentioned.

“This time I began shopping for it once more at $30,000, down from $66,000 and the reasoning was there’s much more individuals utilizing it, there’s much more cash coming in from the enterprise capital world,” Miller said, including that he purchased a “honest quantity within the $30,000 vary.”

The billionaire investor famous that he seems to be at Bitcoin as an “insurance coverage coverage towards a monetary disaster” in addition to a robust funding device that has been outstripping gold. He additionally identified Bitcoin’s shortage, that means that solely 21 million Bitcoin could be created.

Whereas pouring as a lot as 50% in BTC in associated markets, Miller really useful particular person buyers to place a minimum of 1% of their property in Bitcoin, stating:

“I feel the typical investor ought to ask himself or herself what do you’ve gotten in your portfolio that has that sort of monitor file — primary; may be very, very underpenetrated; can present a service of insurance coverage towards monetary disaster that nobody else can present; and may go up ten instances or fifty instances. The reply is: nothing.”

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Now celebrating his fortieth anniversary within the funding enterprise, Miller at the moment serves as chief funding officer at Miller Worth Companions, an organization he based again in 1999 whereas working at funding big Legg Mason. The legendary investor is understood for beating S&P 500 for 15 consecutive years with Legg Mason, the place he reportedly managed as much as $70 billion.

Miller’s signature fund, Legg Mason Capital Administration Worth Belief, misplaced two thirds of its worth attributable to a monetary disaster by the top of 2008.