By merely talking and storing his selfies, a 22-year-old has become a millionaire.
Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali is off to a fantastic start this year. The Indonesian computer science student became a millionaire after a simple attempt to replicate a time-lapse of selfies over the course of five years.
Surprisingly, according to The Independent, the youngest millionaire only entered the crypto realm because “it could be humorous.” On Jan. 10, 2022, Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali converted 1,000 selfies taken in front of his computer between 2017 and 2021 into NFTs worth 0.00001 ETH ($3).
“Uploading my photo into nft lol https://opensea.io/Ghozali_Ghozalu,” Ghozali wrote on Twitter.
Ghozali’s NFTs swiftly gained traction, even catching the attention of high-risk crypto traders. By the end of the day, 35 digital tokens had been sold and another 200 had been purchased, just one day after they were launched on the market.
“Can’t believe people actually bought my photo #NFT 35 already sold in one day,” Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali said via Twitter.
Hundreds of dealers flocked to the OpenSea platform to secure Ghozali’s selfies as his collection grew in popularity. According to the Independent, some of Ghozali’s NFTs are currently selling for up to 4 ETH ($12,500).
“I was thinking it might be funny if one of the collectors collected my face,” Ghozali told AFP. “I never thought anybody would want to buy the selfies, which is why I only priced them at $3.”
Ghozali’s story is yet another example of the burgeoning crypto market; according to The Independent, his NFT collection, Ghozali Everyday, currently has a market worth of 374 ETH ($1.2 million).