The NFT market in 2023 has enjoyed a comfortable start, much like it did in 2022. For now, there is no telling what direction it will take, for the optimist however, it points green all the way. But, if there is one thing to learn about the cryptocurrency space, it is that a billion dollars can be wiped off in a matter of hours. In the same way, projects could raise a billion in the twinkle of an eye.The mood within the industry is that of optimism, with several new NFT projects flooding the market, and novel NFT projects like Bitcoin Ordinals emerging. With an oversaturated market, NFT enthusiasts often turn to notable NFT collectors to make decisions. While most users in the NFT space, including whales, often choose to stay anonymous, some collectors often choose to make themselves and their assets known. This often gets them a large following from NFT enthusiasts hoping to hit it big in the NFT space.Whether it is a celebrity collector or a Twitter influencer with a massive following, collectors play an important role. For many users, the goal is to buy in early on the good NFT projects and avoid the bad ones. Thus, by following the collectors, they can easily identify the projects to invest in or avoid.In this article, we go through a list of the top 5 NFT collectors in 2023. Let’s go!Cozomo de’ MediciCozomo de’ Medici is one of the most popular collectors in the NFT space. The pseudonymous NFT art hoarder is also one of the most active on social media platforms, especially Twitter. The collector’s identity remains unknown, even though rumors continue to swirl that they are actually the legendary rapper, Snoop Dogg. Nonetheless, the several posts with celebrities suggest the collector is a big name, but who that is, only Cozomo knows for sure!Cozomo maintains a solid interactive presence on Twitter, and is renowned for pushing crypto-artists into the limelight and also collecting NFTs from lesser-known artists. Recently, Cozomo donated 22 digital artworks to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which included a CryptoPunk NFT.NFTGirlLex Marcano, also known as NFTGIrl, is a prominent figure in the NFT ecosystem. NFTGirl is a popular NFT enthusiast reputed for helping new and up-and-coming digital artists in the NFT space. She also has a strong presence online, commanding over 90k followers on her Twitter account.NFTGirl often holds interactive sessions, podcasts, and Twitter spaces to talk about the latest trends in Web3. She is a good choice for NFT enthusiasts who want to stay up-to-date with the market.OSFThe third big name on our list is OSF, a former wall street trader cum NFT collector, and creator. He is a prominent figure in NFT circles, where he was initially known as a whale. However, he has since gone beyond collecting NFTs to creating and building a range of NFT related projects.OSF commands over 170k followers on his Twitter account, where he talks about NFTs that have caught his eye. He also provides market analysis and guides to his followers. Likewise, he also uses another Twitter account DeGenzNFT to provide analysis on upcoming NFT drops and collections from lesser-known artists to his followers.YeahYeahYeahYeah is an avid NFT connoisseur and curator renowned for his eclectic taste. The popular collector has a preference for old NFTs, most especially those created in the early days of the NFT ecosystem, which he calls “historically significant,” while also taking a keen interest in crypto art and tech artists. But what helped YeahYeah grow a following over the years is his insightful guides on his social media pages. He is one of the leading collectors on SuperRare and has been featured on Forbes for his unique style. Likewise, he also received a complimentary piece from renowned digital artist Beeple.DC InvestorThe last big name on our list is the NFT investor and project advisor, DC Investor. To many, DC Investor is one of the few collectors to have entered the NFT market early. As a result, he is believed to hold a portfolio of early NFT projects, such as CryptoPunks, that are now worth a fortune. But, asides from that reputation, DC Investor leads a robust interactive presence online with over 227k followers on Twitter. He regularly talks about trendy developments in the web3 space, from crypto to NFTs, DeFi, and the Metaverse.Want more? Connect with NFT PlazasJoin the Weekly NewsletterJoin our DiscordFollow us on TwitterLike us on FacebookFollow us on Instagram*All investment/financial opinions expressed by NFT Plazas are from the personal research and experience of our site moderators and are intended as educational material only. Individuals are required to fully research any product prior to making any kind of investment.A blockchain maximalist who believes that technology is necessary for the future we are heading to. An ardent researcher and writer who uses his writings to inform about the prospects in the blockchain space.