February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
“Probably set up an off-shore tax shelter account.”
“I would donate it to Susie’s family so she can get her well-deserved education.”
Maybe open up a wildlife preserve for big cats?
I’d probably use the money to make a movie or video game.
Let’s say $19 million with a tax cut.
So now we’re negotiating our imaginary salary?
Me: “I wish I had enough money to buy an elephant”..
My friend: “What would you even do with an elephant?”
Me: “I wouldn’t buy it, stupid. Just that it would be great to have that much money!”
An enormous sum!!
Eh, still not enough to build an entire planet and then buy everything on it. So buy stocks until it is…
This is certainly dated … $20M for today’s celebrities would be considered a pittance. Didn’t Kim Kardashian lose almost this much in a robbery just in the jewelry she had with her while traveling?
Even today, few celebrities (maybe 100 in the U.S., mostly athletes, but counting actors, singers, authors, and FFBF [Famous for Being Famous]) make more than that in a year; they just live like they do. That’s why so many eventually end up in debt.
Even the Kardashians “only” make about twice that in a year, so $20M would represent several months’ “work” for her.
Not to mention the former “A-Listers” now doing commercials for used car dealers because either they didn’t save much when they were making a lot, or didn’t tone down their spending (enough) when the big money stopped coming in.
The percentage of celebrities over 40 who make at least 1/4 as much as when they were 28 is very small.
Imagine you’re the drummer in a band with 4 other guys. Everyone knows the band pulled in $100M this year. Your share, after taxes and touring expenses, is probably around $4M. It’s impossible to “live like a rock star” in Hollywood for that. So you have the choice of either living like a surgeon and being able to retire, or spending more than that and going into debt, or at least having to tour into your 70’s. And by the way, a lot of surgeons end up in debt, too: they want to live like rock stars.
If only they had made a Calvin and Hobbes TV series, then Hobbes could have been a TV star.
too much is never enough!
The key word is “more”.
I’d settle for an even million.
You are absolutely right … any wage over 6 digits is obscene.
The cast of “Friends” and the cast of “Big Bang Theory.”
After taxes and stuff watch’a got nuthin’
September 25, 2019