Since early 2021, NFTs have exploded in growth as a variety of businesses have embraced these digital assets. And celebrity endorsements are a significant factor in the global appeal of NFTs. Others have been avidly collecting some of the trendiest NFTs on the market, while other A-listers have issued their own NFTs. Numerous celebrities, ranging from actors and comedians to athletes and musicians, have put hundreds of millions of dollars into their NFT portfolios. So, how does the current top celebrity NFT portfolio look?
What are the top 10 celebrity NFT portfolios?
The celebrities with the most costly NFT portfolios worldwide were ranked by CMC Markets last month. The value of each celebrity’s most recent sale was used by CMC to rank the stars using information from Rarible and DappRadar. Notably, the music business accounts for 60% of the celebrities on the list.
It should come as no surprise that Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs are the most well-liked among celebrities. In fact, when high net worth individuals start their NFT journey, Bored Apes is frequently their first option because it is the top-grossing blue-chip collection.
Let’s examine the top 10 celebrity NFT portfolios based on data from June 2022 in more detail:
1. Snoop Dogg owns the most expensive celebrity NFT portfolio
The American rapper Snoop Dogg takes the top spot in the ranking of celebrity NFT portfolios thanks to CryptoPunk #8472. His most expensive NFT, CryptoPunk #8472, last sold for approximately $1.71 million. The rapper also owns a number of more CryptoPunks, Bored Apes, Meebits, Moonbirds, and other cryptocurrencies, totaling an estimated $4.63 million in NFT portfolio worth. Furthermore, his most recent transaction exceeded $1.2 million.
2. Steve Aoki
The second-place celebrity is American DJ Steve Aoki, whose recent sell brought in $484,000 and who has an NFT portfolio worth over $903,000. Aoki is well-known for his infamous “Aoki curse” and is an enthusiastic NFT collector. He has several Bored Apes, some of which are valued over $200,000. Additionally, he owns a CryptoPunk, numerous Moonbirds, Mutant Apes, Azuki, CloneX, and other vehicles.
Madonna, a singer, songwriter, and actress, just sold an amazing $324,000, moving her up to third place. Her most costly NFT, Bored Ape #4988, has an estimated portfolio worth of $215,490. Her performance at the World Of Women NFT.NYC party recently made headlines.
4. Travis Barker
After purchasing Bored Ape #7765 for about $241,000 at the time, American artist Travis Barker aped into BAYC in the beginning of this year. He now occupies the fourth spot on the list of the top celebrities with NFT portfolios thanks to this buy. His portfolio’s worth is currently about $173,000 however.
5. Paris Hilton
Parish Hilton has long supported NFT, and as of his most recent sale, his estimated NFT portfolio was valued around $453,700. Notably, her portfolio’s most costly NFT is also a bored monkey. She acquired Bored Ape #1294 in the beginning of this year and flaunted it on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show. Past Lives, New Beginnings, her own animated NFT collection, has also just been released.
6. Logan Paul
Logan Paul, a YouTuber, is the owner of many CryptoPunks, World of Women NFTs, Otherdeeds, and Tom Sachs Rocket Factory, among other businesses. This leads to CryptoPunk #2294 becoming his most expensive NFT. His most recent sale was for roughly $200,000, despite the fact that his celebrity NFT portfolio is valued close to $979,000.
7. Dave Chappelle
The estimated NFT portfolio value of American comedian Dave Chappelle is roughly $263,000. He recently paid 99 ETH for Bored Ape #8343. He presently owns one NFT that is the most expensive.
8. Von Miller
Von Miller, an American football player, has an NFT portfolio valued about $863,000. Bored Ape #1432 is his most costly NFT acquisition, costing roughly $167,000 in all. Other NFTs in his collection include collaboration pieces with the World of Women, RTFKT Space Pods, and even an M1 Mutant Serum.
9. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber, a Canadian musician, made news earlier this year when he splashed out on a Bored Ape for a staggering 500 ETH, or $1.3 million at the time. It goes without saying that this Bored Ape #3001 is currently his portfolio’s most expensive NFT. He also has many CloneX, Doodles, CyberKongz, World of Women, and Mutant Apes among other things.
10. Post Malone
Another well-known person having a Bored Ape as the most expensive NFT in their portfolio is the American musician Post Malone, whose most recent sell was for $154,000. The well-known musician actually has a number of Bored Apes, including two that he purchased late last year for more than $700,000. His portfolio also includes Crypto Tards, Chromie Squiggle, Divine Anarchy, and other cryptocurrencies.
Although there are many additional celebrities who have made significant investments in NFTs, the list above only includes the top 10 celebrity NFT holdings. This includes businesspeople Alexis Ohanian, Gary Vee, and Marc Cuban as well as sportsmen Serena Williams, LaMelo Ball, and Shaquille O’Neal. Although celebrity hysteria can induce FOMO and encourage you to buy in NFTs, always conduct your own research before taking the plunge.