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We all know that celebrities are ridiculously overpaid, earning up to and sometimes over a cool $200 million dollars a year. But just how much are these superstars making per second?
Well, according to some wonderful website that we came across, it would apparently take Bradley Cooper 43 seconds to earn a smartphone in comparison to the average person on a 45k salary – and to add a little more salt to the wound, Beyonce is turning over a smartphone every 17 seconds. Like the infamous saying goes: “Is this real life!?”
Fortunately for the rich and famous, yes, it is. So on that note, let’s take a look at what some of our favourite celebrities are bringing in every second.
Recently crowned one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes, at 25 Tay-Tay reportedly made $64 million big ones last year. This equates to $2.03 per second, $121.80 per minute and $7,308 per hour.
She was renowned for giving away extravagant gifts on her talk show, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that Winfrey’s salary matches her empire. At the height of her reign in 2011, the 61-year-old apparently made $10 per second, $600 per minute, $36,000 an hour, $864,000 a day and $311 million a year!
Love him or loathe him, the Biebs is laughing all the way to the bank. Despite getting into some hot water last year with DUI charges and let’s call it – a shitty f@#king attitude, the 21-year-old still managed to make $2.54 per second, $152.40 per minute and a whopping $80 million per year. There really is no such thing as bad publicity, is there?
Robert Downey Jr.
Thanks to his roles in massive movie franchises such as Iron Man, Sherlock Homes and the Avengers, Robert Downey Jr. is hot property in Hollywood. Coming in at number 8 on Forbes rich list, the actor reportedly earned double digit millions last year, making $2.37 per second, $8,532 per minute and enough dough in a month to buy 12 impressive sized houses. Life goals!
We already know that Queen Bey turns over nearly four smartphones a minute, so just how much money is the popstar making in a second? Thanks to her massively successful world tour, along with her lucrative endorsement deals, Mrs Carter made roughly $3.65 per second, $13,140 per hour and $115 million in 2014.
Saving the best for the last and quite possibly the most outrageous, hip-hop sensation, Dre, made a ludicrous $620 million dollars las year. Let me rephrase that, in the time that it took for you to type two keystrokes on your keyboard – maybe less depending on your speed – the King of rap made $19.66. That’s $1,179 per minute and just short of 100k per hour.
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What do A-list powerbrokers Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, Oprah and Linda Evangelista have in common?
They’re all very beautiful women with gorgeous, glowing skin who are said to be devoted fans of Thermage; a new non-invasive, radiofrequency procedure that allegedly smoothes, tightens and contours the skin for a noticeably younger look.
Dubbed “the lunchtime facelift” by Oprah, Thermage is much loved by celebrities because there’s no recovery time and the anti-aging procedure can be used to tighten skin on the eyes, face, neck, arms, stomach, thighs, knees and more. Gwyneth Paltrow (pictured) even reportedly recently told Harper’s Bazaar that while painful, Thermage took five years off her face.
But here’s the catch ladies, the “the lunchtime facelift” sure ain’t cheap; costs vary, depending on the actual size of the area to be treated – as well as the individual clinic performing the treatment – but it will generally set you back from $1500-$3000.
Ouch. An A-lister’s salary would certainly help with this latest non-surgical, anti-aging procedure! So, is “the lunchtime facelift” actually worth the hefty cost? Kaye Scott, Co-Founder of The Clinic, Bondi Junction, says a resounding “yes.” The former registered general and psychiatric nurse, who went on to recognise a niche market for laser treatments, says women adore the treatment and many come back for more.
“As you age, the collagen in your skin breaks down, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Thermage uses radiofrequency to safely heat the deep layers of the skin, stimulating your own collagen and promoting new collagen,” Ms Scott says.
“There have been several clinical studies and trials to prove Thermage does work. From our own personal experience, we have had the same clients who repeat the same procedure on an annual basis.”
A word of warning, ladies: Thermage, like all non-invasive procedures, is not without dangers. Risks associated with “the lunchtime facelift” include overheating of the skin, which can cause a breakdown in tissue, and it can be painful. It’s vital you talk to your Thermage practitioner about what to expect before you schedule a procedure.
However, Ms Scott says Thermage is so safe, she’s not seen a single side-effect in the more than five years in which her clinic has been practising the procedure. What’s more, Thermage is suited to all skin types, but would most benefit women aged 35-65, she says.
Since 2002, more than one million procedures have been performed on people with varying skin types and ages. In addition, about 2200 dermatologists, plastic surgeons and cosmetic physicians use Thermage worldwide.
What do you think? Would you pay that much for “the lunchtime facelift” if it took years off your face?
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So much celebrity fashion inspiration at the SAG Awards 2014. Sure, American Hustle may have won big, but the best red carpet dresses were the real winners of the night.
Lupita Nyong’o continues her fashion winning streak in electric blue Gucci.
Jennifer Lawrence didn’t just blow us away in this glimmering Dior column dress, but she also coined the term “armpit vaginas”.
Isla Fisher is the epitome of old Hollywood style in her stunning Oscar de la Renta and bombshell hair.
Love that Kerry Washington wore a Prada skirt and crop top showing off her pregnant belly.
Claire Danes went for dark and sexy in this mesh and holographic sequin Vionnet dress.
Mindy Kaling is so elegant in this sexy navy David Meister gown. Love the gold accessories.
Most of us could not get away with pairing a pale pink silk gown (here, by Givenchy) against pale skin. Except we’re not Cate Blanchett, and she can get away with pretty much anything.
Oprah looks stunning in a off-the-shoulder Badgley Mischka dress with broach detail (and wasn’t she fantastic in The Butler?).
Who is wearing your favourite SAG Awards red carpet dresses?
Photos: Just Jared