You might enjoy watching the emotionally stunted twenty-something’s on Jersey Shore pump their fists and revel in basic debauchery. What you might not know is how much money they make doing it.
Which is a good thing, because you might then have all the justification you need to hurl your body from a tall building whilst simultaneously setting it ablaze. As an example, and this is just conjecture, Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino is set to make 5 million dollars during this fiscal year. 5 million dollars. As a reference point, that’s more than Don Cheadle and Michael Cera combined – even though they’ve been in summer blockbusters this year. Why is Mike Sorrentino making so much money? Other than the fact that 2012 is coming soon, and we’ll all be dead, according to the Mayans?
He has endorsement deals with Vitamin Water, Reebok, is releasing an autobiography and a fitness video, and then gets paid 60,000 an episode to fist-pump and smush, as they call it. Add in over one million dollars in club appearance fees, and all that adds up to over five million dollars for the last year.
Here’s hoping he has investors as hilariously and unnecessarily confident as he is — so in a few years, instead of hearing about his incredible success story founding a tech start-up, we can go down to our local Ralphs and let his triceps bag our groceries.