The iconic and multi-award-winning rapper, Eminem, is the second celebrity on our list to have purchased a “bored ape” NFT. His first NFT, which the artist called “Shady Con”, was announced in April 2021. Included on the NFT, are one-of-a-kind tracks with original instrumentals done by the rapper himself. Eminem said that the reason he is so fascinated by NFTs is that ever since he was a child, he always had a love for collectibles, and only now does he have a market for it.
With an NFT portfolio worth over $670,000, Sean Carter, better known as Jay-Z, is a true believer in NFTs as a viable investment opportunity. The rapper, producer, actor, and Business mogul has been known to buy NFTs only to sell them again at a huge profit. An example is his purchase of the NFT CryptoPunk #6095 for $124,236 which has since increased in value to over 366,000.
Over the years, Jay-Z has proven to be a great businessman on top of his many talents. Time and time again, he breaks boundaries with his innovative and sometimes controversial views.
It is claimed that world-famous DJ and entertainer, Steve Aoki, has an impressive NFT wallet to the tune of a staggering 3 million dollars. Most of his profits center on his “Bored Ape” collection. He has a total of five pieces from this collection, and another 21 from “The Doge Pound” NFTs. The latter, if sold today, will earn him a nice profit of $64,738 and he has no intention of selling since the value is expected to increase in the foreseeable future.
The young basketball star is also a fan of the NFT “Bored Ape” which he purchased some time ago. He has been an avid follower of the rise of NFTs and he finally decided to put his money where his mouth is when he purchased the “Bored Ape” NFT, and now his portfolio is valued at over $330,000. In the world of NFT trading, being the early bird s the best way to make a chunk of change in profit. LaMello Ball purchased the “Gutter Cat Gang” NFT in their early stages and now the price has grown astronomically. If you want a “Gutter Cat Gang” NFT today, be prepared to part with no less than $13,900.
There are plenty of times when new innovations are touted as the next best thing, and we see people rushing to be a part of it, only for the hype to die when something new comes along. This concern was certainly shared by many during the early days of NFT trading.
Any concerns, however, are quickly fading and the names on this list will only add fuel to the already raging inferno. A lot of people live and die on the word of celebrities, and you can be sure that if they are buying NFTs, then a lot of people are sure to follow.