Gary Vaynerchuk (or, as he often refers to himself, Gary Vee) is an entrepreneur and internet personality known for empowering others to make sound financial decisions. His ability to stay one step ahead of the market has earned him over 6 million followers. Vaynerchuk's early entry into the NFT space allowed him to build an impressive collection. So, what NFTs does Gary Vee own?
Gary Vee’s NFT collection unveiled
Although Vee's personal collection doesn’t include a BAYC NFT, he does have some rather valuable ones. In July 2021, he purchased a CryptoPunk NFT for approximately $3.7 million. Only 10,000 of the pixelated avatars were created, and they've grown in rarity and price. During an interview with Decrypt, Vee shared that he bought CryptoPunks because he “truly believes it was a good investment.”
Gary Vee also owns VeeFriends, a brand that launches NFTs and physical items
Gary Vee’s NFT portfolio also includes VeeFriends NFTs, each hand-drawn by Vee himself. The NFTs all offer three-year admission to the annual VeeCon super-conference. Each NFT stipulates the years for which access is granted.
While some VeeFriends NFTs still sit in Vee’s crypto wallet, others are available for sale on OpenSea. As of Feb. 4, 2022, VeeFriends' floor price was 12.7 Ether (equivalent to $37,646.48). Rarer VeeFriends NFTs sell for more—Ambitious Angel recently sold for $81,106.20.
In addition to giving you access to VeeCon, VeeFriends NFTs come with a specific message and meaning, according to the brand’s website. VeeFriends “are all about utility and access, meaning each NFT will have different levels of access and activities through the smart contract attached with each investment.”
Gary Vee and his hospitality company, VCR Group, to open the first NFT restaurant
As though Vee’s crypto portfolio weren’t diversified enough, he’s decided to take on the NFT market and stretch it even further. In Jan. 2022, he announced that he would be opening the “world’s first member’s only private dining club,” where membership is granted with an NFT, in 2023.