Rapper Kanye West has been tipped as the next celebrity to invest heavily into Bitcoin, with one odds maker putting Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband at 2/1 to buy at least $100m of the cryptocurrency.
Hot on his heels is multi-billionaire Amazon chief Jeff Bezos who is placed at 5/2 to plough a chunk of his $183bn fortune into Bitcoin – a move that would surely send the price of the flagship currency soaring.
Coincidentally, as the odds on star names investing in crypto shortened, the probability of Bitcoin hitting $100,000 by the end of 2021 also increased, according to online bookmakers Unikrn.
The specialist betting site now has the chances of $100k at 46 per cent – a notable rise from last week’s probability of 42 per cent.
“The chance of Bitcoin reaching $100,000 at the end of 2021 has increased from 42% last week to 46% this week with experts anticipating another price surge,” a Unikrn spokesman told City AM.
“Elon Musk’s investment of $1.5billion into Bitcoin earlier this year helped raise its value and other celebrities such as Kanye West, at 2/1, and Jeff Bezos, at 5/2, are the current favourites to copy the tech entrepreneur’s latest venture.”
Battle of the exes
A battle for the first superstar name to bank on Bitcoin may even ensue between 43-year-old Kanye West and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
The 40-year-old reality TV star, who divorced West earlier this year, had her odds on buying $100m slashed this week from 200/1 to 50/1. The former stellar couple have a combined fortune of $7.4bn.
“Now Kim Kardashian has been announced as an official billionaire this week, her odds have been reduced from 200/1 to 50/1 to buy $100million of the crypto in the future,” the Unikrn spokesman added.
The bookies odds on the celebrity most likely to buy at least $100million worth of Bitcoin in 2021 are…
Kanye West – 2/1
Jeff Bezos – 5/2
Bill Gates – 3/1
Lebron James – 6/1
Kim Kardashian – 50/1
Donald Trump – 50/1
George Lucas – 100/1
Steven Spielberg – 100/1
Kylie Jenner – 200/1