The photo behind the “Disaster Girl” meme sold for $ 500,000.

Sour name is Zoe Roth. She’s 21 years old. The whole world knows her face, but instead calls her “Disaster Girl”. In 2007, this young woman, then still quite small, became famous when her father won a competition with her photograph: we see her in the foreground, with a smile and a devilish look, in front of a burning house. … The image became a “meme” and is still circulating on social networks. Zoe Roth has kept the original photo all these years, but recently auctioned it off. New York Times… Transaction amount? Approximately 430,000 euros, and in cryptocurrency.

An online auction was held in mid-April and a buyer identified as @ 3FMusic received a photo of Disaster Girl for 180 broadcasts. Ether is the cryptocurrency (NFT for non-fungible token) of the Ethereum blockchain platform. Ether costs around 2,400 euros. Thus, Zoe Roth won almost 430,000 euros from this childhood memory. But that’s not all … The Roth family sold the photo, but retained the copyright and will receive 10% of future sales.

With this money, Zoe Roth will finance her studies.

“The Internet is huge. Regardless of whether you have a good or bad experience, you need to know how to take advantage of it, ”she said. The newspaper “New York Times… As for the profit, she knows what she’s talking about.

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Zoe Roth is a sophomore at Chapel Hill University in North Carolina. She is taking the course “Peace, War and Defense”. With this money, she intends to pay off her student loan, take a year’s leave, and then continue her studies in the field of international relations. She said The newspaper “New York Times that she was also going to donate to charity.

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