ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

It's mind-blowing to discover just how much moolah athletes make, but what might be even more surprising is just how much the actors appearing in commercials make.

Sorry to break it to you, Sherman
Sorry to break it to you, Sherman

Also, let's not forget to mention that appearing in a commercial will likely guarantee less injuries than being out on the field.

The winning football team's players take a bonus of $102,000 a piece, but commercial appearances are where a person can really rake in the cold, hard cash.

A 30-second spot costs an advertiser around $4.5 million, so more and more celebs are appearing in them to really bring home the bacon.

I know, Eli. We're as stunned as you are.
I know, Eli. We're as stunned as you are.

One ad exec working the Super Bowl spots reveals:

β€œIt ranges from $500,000 to $2 million depending on the commercial and the celebrity."

It's no surprise then that Drake, Seth Rogen, and Amy Schumer appeared in commercials this year. My personal favorite? Amy and Seth's ad for Bud Light.

Most famously, Brad Pitt appeared in a Heineken commercial in 2005, and collected more than $4 million. Did I mention it only aired once?

That's right, Brad. You have every reason to celebrate. So, less football and more acting, everyone!

What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial?

[Source: New York Post]


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