Keith Gill Aka Roaring Kitty @ Youtube and u/DeepFuckingValue” on Reddit’s WallStreetBets
Keith Gill helped drive the GameStop Reddit Mania. “This story is so much bigger than me,” Mr. Gill told The Wall Street Journal in his first interview since the unboxing this week of a volatile new stock market game. “I support these retail investors, their ability to make a statement.”
After Thursday’s market close, his E*Trade brokerage account, viewed by the Journal, held around $33 million, including GameStop stock, options and millions in cash.
A Reddit user known as “Roaring Kitty” has helped fuel the GameStop frenzy. At one point, his $53,000 investment in the company was worth $48 million. Keith Gill, a former financial educator for an insurance firm, is the man behind the username.