Rebecca Black a Millionaire? Teen May Make Millions of 'Friday'
Love To Hate Rebecca Black's 'Friday?' You Could Be Making Rebecca Black a Millionaire
You've likely had a few laughs at Rebecca Black's expense over the last couple of weeks. As the old cliche says, Rebecca Black is laughing all the way to the back.
The teenage singer, who has earned the internet's scorn for her horrific pop song "Friday", may have earned as much as million dollars thanks, in part, to all the negative attention she has received. That's right: Rebecca Black is probably a millionaire.
According to an article in Forbes, the Rebecca Black Friday video--you know, the one you've sent to friends for a laugh--may have made the auto-tuned starlet rich.
Looking at 2010’s actual numbers, the site makes about $1 per thousand page views. For videos running ads as part of the revenue sharing program, that revenue is then split between YouTube and the content creator. Content creators, or partners, take 68% of the profit. At 30,000,000 views, that lands Black and Ark Music Factory $20,000 – a 1000% return on investment.
That figure doesn't include money made via CD sales and internet downloads. According to the Forbes piece, "Friday" is in the iTunes Top 50, which could mean even more cash for girl America loves to mock.
All told, Forbes estimates Rebecca Black could take home a million dollars. Given her new fame, which is built on people hating her, she may become even richer.