Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego: “Stay away from fiat money. Invest in Bitcoin”

Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego had an interesting new year video message for his over 959K followers on Twitter.

Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego is the founder and chairman of Mexican conglomerate Grupo Salinas. He is currently the third richest person in Mexico.

On 17 November 2020, Salinas recommended the book “The Bitcoin Standard” by Saifedean Ammous to his followers on Twitter, and said that this was the best and most important book for understanding Bitcoin. More interestingly, he revealed that 10% of his liquid assets were invested in Bitcoin.

In December 2020, during an interview with Cointelegraph’s Giovanni Pigni, he talked about Bitcoin. The interview started with Salinas telling the story of how he first heard about Bitcoin:

I was invited to a conference in New York’s city… And there were different sessions, and [at] one of the sessions, this guy from Grayscale showed up. And he gave us the whole talk about Bitcoin and how it’s going to take over…. It immediately attracted my attention. I said ‘well, let’s try it out and see what happens’. I put in a small amount. It was trading at $200 per bitcoin. It was 2013, but at that time…”

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