Digital pictures in the form of NFTs are inching closer to the mainstream. Unless you live under a rock, digital pictures of rocks selling for multi-millions are common knowledge. One thing helping NFTs come to fruition is influential celebrities.
While NFTs and cryptocurrencies are slowly getting accepted, there’s a long way to go. The good thing is that some celebrities are using their massive platforms to push NFTs forward. The following are seven of the most influential superstars spreading the word and helping the world embrace NFTs.
Paris Hilton is a famous socialite who had a long-running television show and loved to shop. It seemed that she was famous for a long time because she led an expensive lifestyle. There’s some truth, but Paris Hilton is more than that.
Paris is also a trendsetter and a savvy businesswoman. She understood her market and the world of finance better than people gave her credit. She started investing in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether in 2016 when they were priced at $1,000 and $10.
Even before technology companies in Silicon Valley realized the potential of the metaverse, she was all in.
Besides buying art pieces from different folks, she launched her art collection that people can obtain using NFTs. The NFT collection represents her “symbolic closing of one chapter of her life and moving onto the next.”
Her prior business ventures in fashion made her transition into NFTs seamless. The NFT community is happy to see someone like her try to make NFTs more mainstream, benefiting all involved.
The world of NFTs attracts all sorts of creators, including Lindsay Lohan. Yes, she started as a child star, but she successfully navigated her journey into multiple careers. Lindsay Lohan participated in several iconic films, launched a musical career, and many entrepreneurial efforts, including her NFT launch.
She’s not only selling her own NFT collections; she also promotes a number of them through her platform. She recently debuted her NFT “fursona,” a canine representation of a furry persona. And this is not the first time that Lohan has released content as an NFT. In March, the actor and singer released a new track called ‘Lullaby’ via the same method.
Shaquille O’Neal is a living legend in basketball, but he’s also quite the entrepreneur. Everyone knows his basketball skills. They’ve seen him playing live or in reruns, but most people overlook his financial efforts, which are pretty impressive.
While there’s a lot I can talk about, I want to focus on the $2 million he raised through an NFT sale. He wore different costumes in each rare token with his face on them. The NFT community and fans went wild and wholly supported his NFT sale.
He intended to sell these tokens and raise money for underserved kids. The money he raised will be going to programs like Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Communities in Schools.
When people mention Snoop Dogg, they usually don’t talk about his financial decisions. They talk about his music most of the time and his rapping skills. Snoop Dogg is doing a lot to promote crypto and NFTs. He just dropped his newest album. While it is still being released through regular channels, he also released the album through Gala Music, considered the first decentralized record company for music.
By doing this, he is selling NFTs. He’s already sold $44 million worth of NFTs, so things are going well for the rapper. After acquiring Death Row Records, he released this album. He gambled on himself, and it seemed to be paying off.
Martha Stewart is an interesting celebrity. She made a name for herself as a lifestyle coach. Stewart helped people learn to do all sorts of things, including decorating their homes. What’s even wilder about her rise to fame is that she was convicted of a felony for making false statements regarding stocks she sold.
Even after all that, she returned to the spotlight, and the world welcomed her with open arms. The NFT community is doing the same because she’s about to launch her NFT collection, and people are excited to support her.
She may not be an active community member, but it is only a matter of time, especially since she’s friends with people like Snoop Dogg. As mentioned earlier, Snoop Dogg is a big NFT player and is probably getting her interested in this world more than she already is.
Her collection is Halloween-based, but she’s probably launching many more NFTs as time goes on.
Movie lovers know Quentin Tarantino. Even if you don’t love movies, you’ve undoubtedly heard about Quentin and some of his films. The man hasn’t made a lot of movies during his career, yet the few films he created are exceptional.
Quentin Tarantino is jumping into the NFT world. He’s launching a “Pulp Fiction” NFT collection, which does make sense since it is one of his most iconic films. He already sold one of his NFTs for a whopping $1.1 million, so there’s no telling how much further he’ll take all of this.
Justin Roiland is a big deal in the world of art and television. After all, he was the creative mind behind the famous “Rick and Morty” show. His unique approach to animation has made him a household name and helped create a lot of fans. It’s terrific to see him using that power to make NFTs more popular.
He unveiled an NFT art collection raising $1,000,000 from the collection. He offered little doodles and framed pieces of his work.
These are just seven of many celebrities that have joined the NFT community, but there are many more, like Emily Ratajkowski and Eminem, to name a few more. Stay tuned as more celebrities get comfortable bonding with their fans via the NFT world.