Train Selfie Taker Kicked In The Head Could Earn 6-Figures From Video


Train Selfie

A video last week of a man taking a selfie way too close to a train, and getting kicked in the head quickly went viral, amassing over 23 million views.

Now, according to a report from CBC News, the man in question could earn big money thanks to advertising revenues from the video.

22-year-old Canadian Jared Frank says multiple agencies reached out to him, and he inked a deal with Jukin Media out of California.

“I got all these different offers … and they were all legit.”

Frank claims he was told he could earn anywhere from $2 to $16 per 1,000 views, and will receive a 70 percent share of any earnings.

Factoring in the video receiving another 20 million views, not far outside the realm of possibility, he could see a payday of anywhere from $28,000 on the “low end” to $224,000 on the high end.

Not bad for a video that could have saw Frank get way more than a boot to the head, and more along the lines of what you’d see over on LiveLeak.

“I’m a little worried, but I have a decent relationship with the licensing company, so I trust them. I did a lot of research first.”

Currently attending film school, Jared Frank plans on using the money towards his education, and possibly funding various ideas for future film projects.


Mike Stenger

Lover of technology, Mike often makes jokes that nobody laughs at.

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