You might not know you were staring at a pricey and valuable NFT, I'm sure you've seen this collection of 10,000 unique apes.
These apes, minted on the Ethereum blockchain, dressed and accessorized against colorful backgrounds.
What does the Bored Ape Yacht Club have to offer?
Bored Apes are a popular non-fungible token on the NFT marketplace. The Bored Apes, once sold for a few hundred dollars, are currently valued at over $200,000. Bored apes with unique facial features, outfits, or accessories are increasing in value.
Not only that, but you'll also have access to a private Discord channel where you can connect and network.
How cool is that?
How come the Bored Ape NFTs are so pricey and in high demand?
In a nutshell, they are status symbols. Not only that, but you also become a BAYC member. With a BAYC membership, you have access to exclusive events and rare airdrops from the team.
Celebrities that own Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs
Celebrities who bought and joined BAYC created the trend of NFT profile photographs.
Celebrities have joined the elite, pricey world of Bored Ape NFTs from the sports, entertainment, and business spheres.
● #3001 owned by Justin Bieber
International pop star Justin Bieber made news in February when he splashed over $1.29 million on Bored Ape NFT.
● Bored Ape NFT #9258, owned by Kevin Hart.
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart purchased an ape in January. He spent 79.5 ETH, or almost $200,000 at the time, on the ape.
● Bored ape NFT # 590 owned by Timbaland
Timbaland, an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, and record executive with 1.6 million fans, also made a $164,548.65 investment in the BAYC.
● #599 owned by Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon, presenter of "The Tonight Show," announced to his 55 million Twitter followers that he had purchased Bored Ape # 599 for around $224,000 in ETH
● #6633 owned by Neyman Jr.
With a following of 55 million followers and a reputation as one of the best football players in the world, Neyman Jr. entered the Bored Ape Yacht Club with a bang, purchasing two apes for more than $1 million in ETH.
● #7434 owned by Colin Kaepernick
A civil rights advocate and football quarterback from the United States bought Bored Ape #7434 in February for 120 ETH, or roughly $317,000 at the time.
● #5797 owned by Serena Williams
The 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion's husband introduced her to NFTs by purchasing her Bored Ape #5797 for around $414,000 in ETH.
● #7691 owned by The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers, an American DJ duo, were among the first celebrities to add a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT to their collection. They have been funding startups, and in September they invested roughly $210,000 in a Bored Ape NFT.
#7990 owned by Stephen Curry
The co-creator of the "Holey Moley" TV comedy, a spokesperson for Subway, and a three-time NBA champion got his Bored Ape NFT for about $180,000 at the time.
● BAYC #6723 owned by Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg, an American rapper and popular NFT collector, owns a complete set of BAYC, MAYC (M1 and M2), a Bored Ape Kennel Club, and numerous other high-value NFTs.
The reactions from fans and enthusiasts are always something to watch out for as celebrities like Madonna, Future, Von Miller, Lil Baby, Eminem, Paris Hilton, and others join the trend of buying the rare Bored Apes. More of your favorite celebrities aren't about to stop anytime soon. Thanks to the rising value of the Bored Apes, more are likely to join the BAYC membership.