“I was able to buy one bitcoin with $2,000 which ended up turning out to be $19,000 by the end of 2017,” she told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on “Varney and Co.” “And that was just enough for me to pay my tuition.”
Beesetti said as a “great believer in cryptocurrency,” her interest first started while she was in college.
Beesetti said she’s still betting on cryptocurrencies today.
“I invest in not only bitcoin, but another cryptocurrency called ethereum, which has also done pretty well for me,” she said.
The trick to investing in the market, she explained, is following the rule that no more than 20% of a person’s net worth should be in one asset class. She has invested less than 20% in bitcoin and her other investments are primarily in ETFs and Big Tech stocks.
Bitcoin has had an eventful year, soaring 871% since the start of 2020 and seeing an all-time high of $40,797 on Jan. 7.
However, Beesetti said the price of bitcoin might be too high for new investors.
“I would recommend looking at a few alternative cryptocurrencies like ethereum, litecoin and so forth because those could be a good way to get entry into the cryptocurrency market,” she said.
FOX Business’ Jonathan Garber contributed to this article.