It's easy for the rich and famous to remain rich and famous. How? Companies will pay famous people ridiculous amounts of cash to promote their wares. Case in point: New York Magazine today posted a story detailing how celebrities are paid thousands of dollars to Tweet about certain brands.
According to NY Mag, the amount of money paid to a certain celeb is determined by their follower count and how the celeb's followers react when said celeb sends a tweet.
Kim Kardashian and Snoop Dogg are at the top of the pay scale, banking $10,000 and $8,000 for each tweet, respectively. Whitney Port, of The Hills fame, falls lower on the scale, getting around $2,500 per tweet.
But those prices are for "regular", "normal" celebrities. There are some exceptions. Head over to NY Mag to see how much Charlie Sheen got paid to send one tweet back when he was a trending topic.
[via NY Mag]