Is It Right for Celebrities to Make a Lot of Money? Essay

2988 Words May 3rd, 2005 12 Pages
Over-Paid, Yet Under Rated Growing up in America, many people are unaware of what is really occurring around them. People are so into their televisions, and their jobs that they fail to recognize the amount of work that is put into making this country as wonderful as it is. However, many people complain about the wages they receive hourly at work, or the salary they earn every month. Some complain that it is too low, and others complain about the taxes that are deducted, and how they do not have money to spend for occasions like Christmas, or even vacations. Then those same people sit at home, watch television, whether it is a basketball game, a game show, or even a soap opera, and complain about why those actors, athletes, and …show more content…
It took months of sleepless nights, and gruesome days at work to complete the movie, but he worked hard to do what he wanted. In return, he earned three million dollars for doing the movie. The firefighters that fought fires during the California wild fires did more dangerous, and harder work than Eminem, but Eminem still earned more money from that movie than those fire fighters will in ten years. Opening weekend of the film collected about 54.5 million dollars (Lawson). Eminem received three million out of all the money the movie made. A person cannot blame Eminem for making nearly 35 million in one year. They should blame the people who support him and many other singers and entertainers. Another "unfair" issue is the amount of money athletes make. One athlete in particular is David Beckham. He is one of the most famous soccer players in the world today. He must train every day to stay in shape to be able to continue his excellent skills. That is what his salary is based on; how well he plays, and whether or not he is in the same great shape. "His annual salary is $6.7 million and he reportedly makes more than $20 million per year in endorsement income" (Rovell). The point here is not the 6.7 million dollars, it is the 20 million dollars he makes from endorsements. This just means that the company he is with is very proud of him, and feels he makes a good idol for young people, and soccer. He should not be blamed for that,

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