20 BAYC NFT Celebrities Bananas Over Bored Ape Yacht Club

Ever since digital artist Mike Winkelmann, Beeple’s, unique work, “EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS,” sold for $69.3 million as a single lot sale on the revered British auction house, Christie’s, the art world had to reevaluate how it sold art. Digital art,  like the BAYC, Bored Ape Yacht Club, figured out how, too. BAYC is an exclusive NFT collection of 10000 unique BAYC digital collectibles hanging out on the Ethereum, ETH, blockchain.

Beeple's NFT sold for $69.3 million.
Beeple’s NFT sold for sold for $69.3 million as a single lot sale on Christie’s Auction House in 2021.

Beeple’s sold artwork was a collection of digital pictures he posted everyday for 13-and-half years. As he and his family gathered to watch the final moments of Christie’s Auction House on March 11, 2021, his digital pictures came together and made history. 

This moment also changed NFTs and blockchain investments. Beeple’s collection was the first digital artwork ever sold at Christie’s and Christie’s became the first major auction house to offer a purely digital work with a unique NFT and to accept cryptocurrency. A year later, he holds the record for the highest price achieved for a living artist at auction.

The Bored Ape Yacht Club

Practically a year later, celebrities and a number of companies like Universal Music Group, UMG, and Adidas have bought into the hype of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, BAYC, NFT collection. 

Bird's eye view of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, BAYC, dive bar
Celebrities are apeing into the Bored Ape Yacht Club, BAYC.

UMG has a BAYC which manages its all-digital band KINGSHIP, which consists of a Mutant Ape Yacht Club, MAYC and three BAYC. KINGSHIP is inspired by the Gorillaz, the iconic virtual band founded by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. Celine Joshua’s 10:22PM label paid 125 ETH over $360,000 for BAYC #5537 named the ape Manager Noët All.

BAYC 5537 is the manager of digital band KingShip.
BAYC #5537 or more known as the ape Manager Noët All is a part of Universal Music Group and manager to digital band, KINGSHIP.

Adidas also announced their leap into the Metaverse when they debuted its BAYC #8774 last December 2021. They also dressed their BAYC #8774, Indigo Herz, in its signature track suit.

Adidas BAYC #8774
Adidas joined the BAYC by adding ape #8774 to its roster.

“There’s Gold In Them Thar” — NFTs

Celebrities are apeing — upstarting their membership into the Bored Ape Yacht Club, BAYC. BAYC created by Yuga Labs, is a collection of 10000 unique Bored Ape NFTs— unique digital collectibles living on the Ethereum blockchain. Each ape sold for 0.08 Ether (ETH), less than $200 and later sold the highest at $3.4 million in October 2021. Owning an ape, means also joining the ranks of famous celebrities. But it also means the BAYC resale minimum average sale price is at $200,000.

20 Bored Ape Yacht Club Celebrities

Celebrities have aped into BAYC by collecting one or more apes. Some have also changed their profile pictures on Twitter to show off their new BAYC or Mutant Ape Yacht Club, MAYC.

Spottie Wifi

Spottie Wifi, the first cryptopunk rapper on the blockchain has made record breaking strides with his BAYC. Gold-Rilla, BAYC #4065 also serves as the hype ape for Spottie.

Spottie Wifi BAYC #4065
Spottie Wifi is considered the first blockchain rapper. Gold-Rilla BAYC 4065 is his hype man on the verge of releasing its own music.

Snoop Dogg 

Snoop Dogg owns a full set of BAYC namely BAYC #6723. He also holds two Mutant Ape Yacht Club as well as a Bored Ape Kennel Club.

Snoop Dogg BAYC #6723
Snoop Dogg aped in with BAYC #6723.

Snoop also gave Spottie Wifi credit for helping him develop an NFT strategy. And just in February alone, in five days, Snoop sold over $44M of his ‘STASH BOX’ NFTS. Snoop Dogg’s NFTs are limited to 25,000 and each box,  includes one of 17 songs from Bacc On Death Row. Each box costs $5,000.

Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal aped into the Mutant Ape Yacht Club, MAYC #14452 which is the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s third collection, after the Bored Ape Kennel Club. He purchased his Ape for 4.8 ETH, which equates roughly to $20,000.

Shaq MAYC #14452
Shaq decided he’d ape in through the Mutant Ape Yacht Club by owning MAYC #14452


Madonna purchased her first ape, BAYC #4988 in March 2022. Madonna’s Bored Ape #4988 was purchased for 180 ETH, costing her over $500,000.

Madonna BAYC #4988
Everyone’s favorite Material Girl, Maddonna aped in with BAYC #4988

Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons an Aussie basketball player purchased Bored Ape #5164. He paid, according to media reports, 100 ETH or over $200,000 for his Bored Ape.

BAYC #5164 owned by Ben Simmons
Ben Simmons owns BAYC #5164.


Musician, producer and songwriter, Timothy Mosley, Timbaland, joined BAYC with Ape #590. Timbaland bought his Ape for 74.69 ETH, which is over $300,000, according to media reports.

BAYC #590 belongs to music producer Timbaland.
BAYC #590 belongs to Timbaland.

Justin Bieber 

Justin Bieber got his first ape BAYC #3001 in January 2022. His ape was bought for 500 ETHs or over $1.4 million. According to media reports and the NFT community, Beiber paid around four times the “market value” assessed based on the NFT’s attributes and rarities.

BAYC #3001 belongs to Justin Bieber.
Justin Bieber aped in with BAYC #3001 and is one of the latest celebs to join the Bored Ape.

Adam Draper

Adam Draper, venture capitalist and managing director of Boost VC,  purchased Bored Ape #9132. Draper’s Ape was purchased for 54 Ethereum, which is over $200,000.

Adam Draper owns BAYC #9132
Famous venture capitalist, Adam Draper owns BAYC #9132.

DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled joined the Bored Ape Yacht Club at his birthday party via MoonPay and bought  Bored Ape #7380 in November 2021.

DJ Khaled  BAYC #7380
DJ Khaled aped in on November 2021 and owns BAYC #7380

Drake Bell 

Drake Bell, from the T.V show Drake and Josh, owns a Mutant Ape Yacht Club, MAYC #1879.

Drake Bell MAYC #1879
Drake Bell decided to ape in to the BAYC with a Mutant Ape Yacht Club, MAYC #1879

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban received his Bored Ape, BAYC #1597,  as a gift in May 2021. Cuban’s ape was estimated to be worth $250,000, but now valued at 130.01 ETH or over $300,000.

Mark Cuban  BAYC #1597
Mark Cuban got his BAYC #1597 as a gift.

Meek Mill

Meek kicked off 2022 with a brand new BAYC #6877. Meek showed off his ape on his phone to Lil Baby after dropping approximately 88 ETH or over $245,000 and then he transferred it to another wallet.

Meek Mill BAYC #6877
Rapper Meek Mill got his BAYC #6877 at the start of 2022.

The Chainsmokers

Production-DJ duo The Chainsmokers are among the earliest celebrities to ape into the Bored Ape Yacht Club. The duo bought theirs September 2021, BAYC #6199, which they bought for 79 ETH, also over $200,000.

The Chainsmokers BAYC #6199
Though it’s been pointed out that The Chainsmokers haven’t released music of late, they still make the roster of celebrities in the BAYC. The duo owns BAYC #6199.

Dez Bryant

Denver Broncos wide receiver Dez Bryant aped into the Bored Ape Yacht Club five months into the sale of Apes when they were selling for 10 ETH. Bryant owns BAYC #2902 which, according to media reports, was transferred to him as a gift. This transaction occurred. His ape is worth 60 ETH or $250,000.

Dez Bryant BAYC #2902
Dez Bryant aped early, practically when the Apes were selling for 10 ETH. He owns BAYC #2902.

Von Miller

Buffalo Bills Linebacker, Von Miller, bought Bored Ape #4733 for 25 ETH. Miller also owns Ape #1432 which was presumably a gift from former Cowboys wide receiver, Dez Bryant.

Von Miller BAYC #4733
Von Miller owns BAYC #4733


Trap rapper, Future aped in on November 2021 with BAYC #4672 through a partnership with MoonPay. Future dropped 49 ETH or $200,000 USD.

Future BAYC #4672
Future owns BAYC #4672.

Lil Baby

Lil Baby, owns a MAYC #10259 and BAYC #129 in his NFT collection. Lil Baby dropped 38 ETH or $300,000 at the time of purchase.

Lil Baby BAYC #129
Before Lil Baby mutated, MAYC #10259, it originally looked like this, BAYC #129.
Lil Baby MAYC 10259
Lil Baby to his BAYC #129 and mutated it into MAYC #10259.

Steph Curry

Stephen Curry, NBA Star of The Golden State Warriors, aped into the Bored Ape Yacht Club with Ape #7990.  Curry got his BAYC for about $180,000.

Stephen Curry BAYC #7990
Stephen Curry, NBA Golden State Warriors point guard, aped in with BAYC #7990.

Logan Paul

YouTuber influencer, Logan Paul aped with multiple BAYC #1442 and BAYC #207 with. Paul bought his Ape for 34 ETH but is now estimated to be worth more than double this amount since its purchase. By August 2021 Paul sold BAYC #207 for 80 ETH or $250,000.

Logan Paul BAYC #1442
Social Media star, Logan Paul, aped in with a couple of BAYC #1442 and BAYC #207. (Pictured above BAYC #1442.)
formerly Logan Paul BAYC #207 -min
By August 2021 Paul sold BAYC #207 for 80 ETH or $250,000.

Kevin Hart

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart took his shot at the Bored Ape Yacht Club and copped BAYC #9258. He purchased the ape for 79.5 ETH or $200,000 at the time.

Kevin Hart BAYC #9258
Comedian Kevin Hart aped in with BAYC #9258.

20 BAYC NFT Celebrities Bananas Over Bored Ape Yacht Club

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