In 2010, Alex Jones, the controversial radio host and founder of Infowars, made a decision that would have made him a multi-millionaire today. He refused a 10,000 bitcoin gift from a listener.
At the time, the value of bitcoin was only a few cents, so the gift was worth a mere $100. But today, that same 10,000 bitcoin would be worth an astonishing $303,120,000.
It’s easy to look back and think of what could have been, but it’s important to remember that Alex Jones made the right decision at the time. Bitcoin was still a relatively unknown and untested currency, and it was impossible to know if it would ever become valuable.
In fact, many people were skeptical of bitcoin and thought it was a scam. So, it’s understandable why Alex Jones would have been hesitant to accept the gift.
But, it’s still amazing to think about how much money he could have made if he had taken the risk. It’s a reminder that sometimes taking a risk can pay off in a big way.
At the same time, it’s also a reminder that it’s important to be careful when investing in new and untested technologies. It’s impossible to know what the future holds, and it’s important to be aware of the risks involved.
Alex Jones’ decision to refuse the 10,000 bitcoin gift in 2010 is a fascinating story that serves as a reminder of the power of taking risks and the importance of being careful when investing in new technologies.
45 thoughts on “Alex Jones Rejects a Bitcoin Donation Now Worth Over $300 Million”
These things keep you up at night lol
Wouldn’t of mattered. Sandy Hook trial would of taken all of the funds.
I mean, the dude has tons of money, but that is still a big ouchie.
One guy spent 10,000 BTC on Pizzas and this guy refused a 10,000 BTC gift and I wasn’t lucky enough to know about Bitcoin in the early days.
It’s incredible how they knew so early about Bitcoin
There’s a similar story about a singer called Lily Allen (her brother is Theon in Game of Thrones) she was once offered 100,000 BTC in 2009 to do a gig but refused the offer.
He would have never HODL it for so long. He’d sold it a long time ago like 95% of us here, let’s not kid ourselves. It’s like the pizza guy story. Should have, would have, etc.
Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving douchebag.
Can you give me that 10,000 BTC instead of Alex Jones? I would actually appreciate and use it, rather than giving more money to another rich dude who isn’t gonna do anything with it
It’s kind of hilarious being how big of a conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is and yet he stays with FIAT
there are traces of justice in this world…
I think he’d fit in well here with that sort of financial decision
He could pay off all of his legal fees almost.
I could never understand this. If someone offers you something for free and there’s no expectation of you to make any form of payment, TAKE IT.
You have nothing to lose.
He coulda used that for the lawsuit
I’m failing to see what the story is about. Are we bashing on Alex Jones? I’m all for that, but I’m more for ignoring him until he’s forgotten.
All of you have hindsight bias, and it’s pathetic that you don’t realize that. 99% of you would have made the same thing as Dumdum Jones. Setting up wallets back then, when there was barely any info about bitcoin, plus the stratospherically low price of each coin, all that would have made you go “nah, why even bother, this thing is worthless”.
Oh so you watch Timcast IRL lol Is this where you run, to share their hate? It’ll be ok…
Nothing changed he is still an idiot
I would jump off a Bridge today if that happened to me!
And he would’ve still lost it all in a lawsuit for being a dumbass.
Probably blames it on gay frogs.
Max apparently tried to tell a lot of people about it back in 2010, but who really wanted the hassle back then? It was still very unknown.
Well, it still wouldn’t take him out of bankruptcy…
So even at 30 cents (the price of bitcoin in 2010) that’s $3000 that someone offered for free but he passed on because he couldn’t figure out a wallet. Ridiculous.
If you were offered 10k of a random unproven crypto today you’d probably do the same. Of course btc is special but few knew
I wonder he is getting nightmares with open eyes and even during the daytimes!
Lily Allen was offered 200,000 Bitcoins as payment for a concert! In 2009
Alex Jones a butter lmao
Thank god Alex Jones is not a billionaire.
Good. Alex Jones can go waste away
He probably would have sold it within the next year. Or lose the keys / the exchange he put it on hacked. There’s a reason there are so few multimillionaire bitcoiners
I might get downvoted to hell, but chemicals in water turning frogs gay isn’t a conspiracy. It’s actually happening, and there are some studies suspecting of negative effects on the human hormonal system as well.
All of you would have sold at $20… Calm down.
Damn that’s the kind of money that could payoff a… settlement from a defamation lawsuit or something. Idk
And it still wouldn’t be enough to cover his lawsuits against him!
> Alex Jones could figure out how to set up a wallet and his lack of trying led to Max Keiser calling him and idiot and refusing to do an interview with him as well as not giving him the 10,000 btc.
Ignorance and stupidity is expensive.
I mean. Give it to him and then he can start paying that judgment he owes.
Something tells me he’s made more selling water filters lmao
To be fair if he took it he would still be declaring bankruptcy.
Alex Jones has always been highly regarded
Lol good. Fuck that fat asshole
The story about gay frogs is true, and SH was CIA op at least, you should watch few documentaries about it. Seems like you’re one of them thinking mainstream media is truthful. Can I guess, you vaccinated yourself against Covid?
Imagine Alex Jones as a crypto bro instead of conspiracy bro! The timeline we could have had is lost forever.