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What they earn--from Parade Magazine
by Rona Rona,posted Apr 17 2012 7:03AM
I always read Parade Magazine each week. For the past 30 years, they have done an issue they call "What they earn". This is a profile of what people typically earn in certain jobs. This year for the 30th annual report, they decided to do a comparison of the same people of what they earned then and what they earn now. Interesting stuff. Below is a list of what some of the celebs earned then and now.
I think one of my faves is the "Laugh Ambassador" who knew there was such a job title and it pays so well at $53,066? Here are some others and the link to Parade Magazine.
In 1991, Suzanne Collins, the writer of “The Hunger Games,” earned $31,300 as a TV Writer. Now, she earns $10 million as a hit author.
As a 20-year-old in 1983, Johnny Depp earned $13,500 as a salesman. Now, the A-list actor earns $50 million a year.
In 1997, Barack Obama, then 36, earned $48,403 as Illinois State Senator. Now, at age 50, as the President of the United States, Obama earns $400,000.
In 2009, at age 21, Snooki earned $45,000 as a reality TV star. Now, at age 24, Snooki earns $1.6 million with the same occupation.
In 1996, as the Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Sarah Palin, then 32, earned $64,000 a year. Now, at 48, she earns $1 million as a Fox News Analyst.
Actor Jon Hamm, 41, spent much of the 1990s going on auditions and waiting tables, earning $14,350 a year. He now earns $2.3 million for his role on AMC’s “Mad Men.”
Before she became an “American Idol,” Carrie Underwood earned $15,980 as a part-time waitress at Ella’s Pizza Joint while she attended Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. The country star now earns a whopping $20 million.
As a struggling actor in the 1980s, Steve Buscemi, now 54, worked as a New York City firefighter (and, at various points, as a dishwasher and an ice cream truck driver), earning $22,700 before he went on to star on “Boardwalk Empire,” bringing home $75,000 per episode.
In 1995, Ryan Seacrest, then age 20, earned $10,800 as a radio host. Now, Seacrest earns $15 million as the host of “American Idol.”
In 1984, Oprah Winfrey made $200,000 as host of “AM Chicago.” Now she earns a paltry $290 million as CEO of Harpo.
Songs to get your workout to...
There are some songs that get you going when you want to motivate to workout. LMFAO is the song that won out in a survey from Gold's Gym. Read on... and here's the LMFAO's epic video of "Party Rock Anthem"
Gold’s Gym has announced that LMFAO can officially lay claim to having the most “rockin’” song in the gym. After a competitive nationwide vote, LMFAO’s blood-pumping popular track “Party Rock Anthem” survived a bracket stacked with 15 chart-topping tunes to claim the title of greatest workout song of the past year in the second annual March Music Madness competition. Hundreds of song nominations from celebrities and fans of Gold’s Gym as well as Men’s Health were submitted from around the country, with 16 of the most popular submissions chosen by Gold’s Gym celebrity trainers and fitness experts to go head-to-head. With thousands of votes logged during the competition, LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” emerged from a “Final Four” that included mega hits “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5, “Levels” by Avicii and Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything Tonight.”
I guess it's important to see what ickiness is in the beach sand. I initially read this and thought, "What a waste of time" but I guess it's a good idea to know what's in our beach sand.
U.S. environmental scientists say they’ve created a reference guide for potentially harmful germs lurking in the sand used by children to build sand castles. Principal investigator Helena Solo-Gabriele, a professor at the University of Miami College of Engineering, and Tomoyuki Shibata of the Northern Illinois University, said they wanted to determine what levels of bacteria, or pathogens, found in beach sand could pose a health risk for beachgoers. The scientists ran 1 million simulations of the number of microbes in each gram of sand, the transfer of sand from hand to mouth and the ingestion rate. They created a reference guide for potentially harmful germs in sand, similar to the guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for marine water – the risk of having 19 cases of bacterial infection per 1,000 beachgoers. However, studies showed children have a higher illness risk than adults from beach and sand exposures and the researchers will focus on studies of kids’ play behavior in sand."