The Internet has made many people famous and successful over the years. Whether it’s a 10-second video or even just an image, anything that goes viral has the potential to make or break someone.

Zoe roth, a 21-year-old senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is charging for a photo taken when he was just 4 years old. The image was dubbed the ‘Disaster Girl’ image and is now priced at $ 500,000, roughly Rs 3.7 million rupees.

In 2005, Zoe became the face of a famous meme as the girl who smiled as a house burned in the background. His wicked smile at such a young age that also in a tragic accident caught everyone’s attention.

A little fact about the ‘Disaster Girl’ photo: That house was burned down as part of a training exercise for the local fire department. But since no one knew that the photo was actually taken without an actual tragedy occurring, people used Zoe’s photo to relate to almost every disaster. And now you are selling the original copy of the meme as a non-fungible token (NFT).

Until recently, famous people on the Internet could not capitalize on their notoriety. This is where NFT comes in. NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are part of the new trend to own digital assets such as music, photos or, in this case, memes.

They are created through blockchain, like cryptocurrencies. ‘Non-expendable’ means one of a kind, something that cannot be replaced.

While talking about the auction and what she plans to do with the money, Zoe said she would use the $ 500,000 to fund her college education and donate to charities.

Zoe will retain the copyright to the NFT and will earn a 10 percent stake each time it is sold in the future.

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