Brazillian football star, Neymar, is the next major celebrity to ‘ape’ into the Bored Ape Yacht Club. He is a massive name, with over 55 million followers on Twitter, the major platform for the NFT community. Particularly, he purchased Bored Ape #6633 for a total price of 159.99 ETH. In the current market, that price totals $397,000.
About the Purchase
Neymar Jr. has purchased a Bored Ape Yacht Club, becoming the next big celebrity to join the space. He purchased #6633 for 159.99 ETH, which is currently around $397,000 and almost double the floor price. He also made this NFT his Twitter profile picture.
The reason he purchased one for this high of a price is due to the Rarity. The Ape he purchased is particularly rare and ranked as the #106 rarest on the Rarity Tools’ scale.
To have a Bored Ape that is ranked anywhere near the top 100 is of course extremely massive. Neymar can certainly afford this price, with his estimated yearly salary of $96 million (based on the year of 2020, per FootballTransfers), which includes any bonuses and sponsorships.
Neymar is a big fan of NFTs, he owns a couple of Bored Ape Yacht Club in his EneJayVault wallet. It is also reported that he owns many ENS domain names.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, more commonly known as Neymar, is a 29-year-old Brazillian football/soccer player. He currently plays with Paris Saint Germain and has previously played with Santos and Barcelona, as well as the Brazillian national team.
Throughout his career, he has won several trophies. These include an Olympic gold, Champions League, La Liga, Ligue 1, and more. Individually, he has been voted as the South American Footballer of the Year, Ligue 1 Player of the Year, and finished in 3rd place for the 2015 Ballon d’Or.
He is currently classed as one of the best players currently playing football. He is often in the conversation with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Kylian Mbappe.