Ross Ulbricht
Ross Ulbricht
Real Name/Full Name Ross William Ubricht
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ross Ulbricht
Birth Place: Austin ,Texas, United States of America
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 27 March 1984
Age/How Old: 40 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 171 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –N/a
Siblings: N/A
School: Westlake High School
College: University of Texas.
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: N/A
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Darknet Market Operator
Net Worth: $35 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Ross Ulbricht is a well Known Former American drug trafficker and darknet operator. He is currently serving a life sentence in jail without the possibility of Parole at USP Florence High.

He is best known for creating the underground marketplace site silk Road under the pseudonym ‘Dread Pirate Roberts.’ He had run the site for about two years till when he was arrested in October 2013by, at which time he had made a profit of around $28.5 million Bitcoins. He was charged with money laundering, computer hacking, conspiracy to traffic narcotics, and conspiracy to traffic fraudulent and he was convicted in February 2015.

He also faced charges of soliciting the murder of a person who intimidated reveal site users. His family, friends, and relatives claimed that they did not know anything about his illegal activities online and ran a campaign on WWW. to draw support to free him, maintaining that instead of treated as a criminal, he should be treated as an activist for privacy.

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Biography and Early Life

Ross William Ulbricht was born on March 27, 1984, in Austin, Texas, to kirk and Lyn Ulbricht. He was brought up in the Austin metropolitan area, where he was a Boy Scout and had attained the rank of eagle scout. He grew up in a humble background, but he was raised with a lot of problems. He later got enrolled in school for studies .


About Ross’s education, he attended West Ridge Middle School and Westlake High School near Austin and completed his high school graduation in 2002. He then enrolled at the University of Texas at Dallas with a full academic scholarship and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics in 2006.

He joined Pennsylvania State University, where he studied crystallography and completed his master’s degree in materials science and engineering in 2009. While there, he became interested in the political philosophy of Ludwig von Mises and supported Ron Paul, and often discussed his economic views in college debates

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In the year 2008, while doing his master’s at Pennsylvania State, Ross Ulbricht fell in love with freshman Julia Vie, whom he had invited back to Austin after completing his degree the following year. She left school to join him, and they began living together in a cheap apartment. Their relationship journey began

They had an on-and-off relationship and had gone through many breakups throughout 2010 before partying ways up that summer. Ulbricht, who was already trying to cope with his failed business attempts and gradually reducing options, was devastated.

They briefly got together the following year when he was delving into the world of Silk Road, but they finally called it quits that summer, following which he left Austin and moved to Australia. He also dated a woman named Jessica, and while communicating with her, had revealed a few secrets which he later regretted.

He moved to San Francisco in 2012 and stayed with a few friends before moving into a modest neighborhood despite earning good profits from the site. It was later revealed that his two roommates, whom he paid$1,000 to rent a room, knew him by the fake name ‘Josh.’

Is Ross Ulbricht Gay?

Ross is not gay as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is very straight, and he is not even a bisexual. There are no rumors of him being gay.

Professional Career

Employment, which triggered his attempt to start his own day trading business. According to his mother, he had dabbled in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game of “creating an economic simulation.”

He Ross Ulbricht returned to Austin after completing studies but could not find Stable found chances of success limited and while building an online used bookseller, Good Wagon Books, with his friend and partner Donny Palmertree. He built the website, learned inventory management, and wrote a custom script to determine which price the used books are to be sold to digital stores like Amazon and Books-A-Million.

In 2010, his friend got a job in Dallas and left the responsibility of the business to him, following which the company saw huge success. Around this time, Ulbricht, an advocate of libertarian philosophy, learned about the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, which he thought would abolish “coercion and aggression amongst mankind.”

By this time, he was already contemplating building an online black market where people could buy anything they wanted without the right procedure and decided to use Tor encryption protocol and Bitcoin to evade law enforcement. At first, I considered the name ‘Underground Brokers’ but settled on Silk Road and used the login id ‘Dread Pirate Roberts.’

In early 2011, the shelves at the Good Wagon Books warehouse collapsed, following which he and Palmertree decided to close the company. By mid-January, he had already set up his Blackmarket website to sell psilocybin mushrooms as a starter product and soon sold out his 10 pounds stock.

Other vendors and users started to flock to the site, and within a year, it became a well-organized community marketplace, complete with profiles, listings, and transaction reviews. The site soon became an underground drug haven, often sending shipments via regular postal service and using vacuum techniques to avoid detection.


Ross has not won any award until now, but he has achieved great wealth; he lived a luxurious life before he was jailed.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ross Ulbricht in 2024

Ross Ulbricht Net Worth
Ross Ulbricht Net Worth

As of 2024, The estimated net worth of Ross Ulbricht is around $35 million, and most of his wealth has come from drug trafficking. It’s only that he was jailed he would have achieved more than this. He also has many cars and expensive houses. He was living a luxurious life before being arrested

Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • His favorite dish is Italian food.
  • He loves baseball as his favorite game.
  • He loves traveling.

Many learned people have been frustrated due to lack of job, and many end up becoming criminals afterlife pressuring them, and they have to find a way to survive. They end up killing themselves and even engaging in a criminal act, and even some committing suicide.


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