Here are the 6 celebrities who are way too deep into cryptos.
Senegalese-American multi-award winning singer Akon is the one on top of our list, as he is probably the latest celebrity to join the crypto bandwagon. He has topped the charts with his singles “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You,” and has made over 300 guest appearances for other music legends like Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Gwen Stefani, among others. He has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and has been nominated for a Grammy five times. Not only that, but he has about 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs to his name.
Since his debut, he has been awarded the American Music Award for Favorite R&B Artist (Male), three World Music Awards for Best Selling R&B Artist (Male), Teen Choice Award for Breakout Artist (Male), Billboard Music Award for Artist of the Year, Best Selling Internet Artist, and Best Selling African Artist.
As if those were not enough, Akon was also listed by the Guinness Book of World Records in the #1 selling artists for master ringtones (worldwide) category, as well as the first solo artist in all of history to occupy both the number one and number two spots on the Billboard Hot 100. The list could go on.
In June, he announced that he was going to launch AKoin, his very own cryptocurrency, to create a “real-life Wakanda” in a city in Africa.
2. Ashton Kutcher
Christopher Ashton Kutcher began his career when he joined a local modeling contest in 1997, named Fresh Faces of Iowa, which was his ticket to a modeling career in New York. A couple of years later, he was wowing audiences, primarily due to his role in the series That 70’s Show as Michael Kelso, which lasted until 2006. He was also part of a myriad of movies and television series. He is currently part of the Netflix series The Ranch.
Ashton is the husband of Mila Kunis.
Aside from his acting career, he also manages A-Grade investments, a venture capital firm. Also, he is a blockchain and crypto enthusiast, proved by his affiliation with Unikrn, an eSports begging site, and his investment in BitBay Official, a crypto exchange. Lately, he astounded Ellen DeGeneres with his $4-million worth of Ripple donation to the latter’s Wildlife Fund.
3. Paris Hilton
The heiress of one of the largest hotel chains in the world, Paris Hilton considers her fortune to be “self-made.” She was a former Trump Management model, an entrepreneur with a $1.5 billion perfume brand, and host for Hollywood Love Story, not to mention the handful of movies where she was cast.
Paris could sleep her life away in money. Yet she is very interested in cryptocurrencies. Earlier this year, she backed the ICO of LydianCoin.
4. Jamie Foxx
A famous actor, singer, and comedian, Jamie Foxx won an Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in Leading Role. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the movie Collateral. He began as a stand-up comedian and now has had so many appearances throughout his career.
In a tweet last year, he said that he was “looking forward to participating in the new Cobinhood Token,” emphasizing its zero fee trading.
5. DJ Khaled
Not everyone is born with a silver spoon. The same can be said for Khaled Mohamed Khaled, whose achievements could be credited to his sheer determination and perseverance. He toiled for years as a DJ and helped artists like Lil Wayne and Birdman in their music before they went mainstream.
Now, DJ Khaled has an impressive track record: he has worked with Rihanna, Drake, Demi Lovato, Nas, among others. He has popularized a lot of songs like “I Can’t Lie,” “Do You Mind,” “Wild Thoughts,” and “I Got the Keys.”
In 2017, he promoted Centra, a crypto wallet app. Also, he joined a couple of other celebrities in the ICO craze.
6. William Shatner
87-year old William Shatner gained most popularity through his role as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, as well as Denny Crane in Boston Legal. He has spent over 50 years of his life facing the camera and has even won an Emmy Award.
Furthermore, William has written a good number of books and even recorded a few albums. He is a household name, tracing his career back from his years in Broadway.
In June, Shatner announced his affiliation with Solar Alliance, which aims to create a solar-powered Bitcoin mining facility in Illinois. In an interview with Chicago Tribune, he said that blockchain technology is a really strange concept, “and yet when you begin to grasp it, it makes sense.”
There are more celebrities who are totally into cryptocurrencies, and many more are expected to join the bandwagon in the coming days.
For many people who have not walked the life that they are living, one would ask why these people, who have basked in the limelight and have enjoyed the attention of the masses, would fall deeply in love with cryptocurrencies. Yet, as William Shatner expressed, it might be really strange at first. But once people have begun to grasp it, it would then make perfect sense.