While you likely expected to see celebrity names like Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey here, I am sure that seeing that Snoop Dogg and Maisie Williams own some Bitcoin caught you off-guard.
Nothing says ‘join the trend’ than seeing a couple of your faves doing it. It is why brands have continually sought ambassadors since the dawn of men; and will continue to do so. However, Bitcoin is another ball game entirely.
Many people cannot be bothered to understand what the frenzy about digital currency is all about. For instance, despite the popularity of easy-to-use platforms like the crypto engine website, Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary said back in 2021 that he would not put his money into bitcoin.
“Bitcoin is a nothing-burger, a giant nothing-burger,” he said, according to this CNBC article.
Yet, these kinds of sentiments have not stopped the following 10 celebrities from owning bitcoin.
Top 10 celebrities who own Bitcoin in 2022
1. Elon Musk
Although on a personal level, tech CEO Elon Musk owns only about a quarter of 1BTC, his car-making company is a different matter. Tesla allegedly bought $1.5 billion in cryptocurrency in February 2021. Also, it announced that you could buy merch using digital money from the company. Note that the world’s richest man does not have that much bitcoin simply because he has invested interest in a competing currency, DogeCoin.
2. Jack Dorsey
This is another name that you may have expected because he is very vocal about his acceptance of crypto. Jack Dorsey is not just one of the bitcoin owners but also used his company, Square, to buy lots of the cryptocurrency as well. Additionally, he announced a Bitcoin Legal Defense Fund and a bitcoin mining system in January 2022.
3. Mike Tyson
Yes, you read that right. If you own bitcoin, you are an investor and a believer in something that a former world boxing champion believes in, and it is not even new development. Tyson bought his first bitcoin in 2015 and has worked with the industry in an ambassadorial capacity ever since.
4. Maisie Williams
‘No one’ owns bitcoin! Game of Thrones star (Arya Stark) Maisie Williams bought into the digital economy in November 2020 and has encouraged her large following to do the same thing. Will you be buying into the industry as well? Before you do, read this: How To Open A Bitcoin Trading Account And Start Trading Today.
5. Mark Cuban
Shark Tank billionaire Mark Cuban is proof that not everyone wearing a suit is a lawyer. While his colleague, Kevin O’Leary, mentioned at the beginning of this article, has expressed a lack of faith in bitcoin, Cuban has put his money where his mouth is. Although, it is only fair to warn you that what he owns in BTC is lesser than $1,000.
6. Snoop Dogg
Before Mike Tyson accepted bitcoin as the gospel, Snoop Dogg was selling his album for 0.3 BTC in 2012. Granted, at the time, 1 BTC was around $10 to $13, and his album may have cost between $3 and $4 for his fans with digital money. Yet, can you imagine how much he will hold now if he made anything between 100 or 200 sales using that medium. Unfortunately, I am not privy to that info, and Snoopy has not told the public yet. He also publicly supports DogeCoin.
7. Steven Seagal
Action film hero Steven Seagal has been involved in cryptocurrency for a long time. It has been so long that he has been caught up in a 2020 scandal in which he agreed to pay a $313K fine for unlawfully promoting a bitcoin rival.
8. Floyd Mayweather
The boxing legend once claimed to be spending the money he made from bitcoin in 2017. While we don’t have details on the value of his BTC holdings, it must have been a lot for him to tell fans to call him Floyd ‘Crypto’ Mayweather.
9. Kanye West
He might be a musical genius, but we cannot ignore Ye’s financial growth as well. The Forbes’ list billionaire had expressed support for bitcoin on several occasions, including when he appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast. Always the visionary, it seems that the rapper can see what we can’t because he has called BTC “the next frontier of humanity,” according to a Coin Market Cap piece.
10. Richard Branson
Sir Richard Branson is a British entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Group. He is a Bitcoin ‘believer’ and invested in a funding round for the bitcoin payments processing platform, BitPay. He is one of the wealthiest celebrities that have endorsed BTC.
This list of celebrities who own bitcoin is not complete as there are several others that we didn’t get to mention. It shows just how many people there are investing in BTC and another cryptocurrency as well. Are you encouraged to join the industry? If so, see this article: 8 Tips Used By Successful Bitcoin Traders in 2021.
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