Ross Ulbricht, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Ross Ulbricht

American founder and administrator of the illicit online marketplace the Silk Road

Date of Birth: 27-Mar-1984

Place of Birth: Texas, United States

Profession: computer scientist, drug trafficker

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Ross Ulbricht

  • Ross William Ulbricht (born March 27, 1984) is an American convict best known for creating and operating the darknet market website the Silk Road from 2011 until his arrest in 2013.
  • The website was designed to use Tor for anonymity and bitcoin as a currency.
  • Ulbricht's online pseudonym was "Dread Pirate Roberts" after the fictional character in the novel The Princess Bride and its film adaptation. In February 2015, Ulbricht was convicted of money laundering, computer hacking, conspiracy to traffic fraudulent identity documents, and conspiracy to traffic narcotics by means of the Internet.
  • In May 2015, he was sentenced to a double life sentence plus forty years without the possibility of parole.
  • Ulbricht's appeals to the U.S.
  • Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2017 and the U.S Supreme Court in 2018 were unsuccessful.
  • The prosecution dismissed with prejudice a five-year old unprosecuted indictment in July 2018.
  • He is currently incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary in Tucson.

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