Mike Tyson is one of the most fascinating people on the planet. How he hasn’t been given his own legitimate reality TV series is beyond me. The beloved Iron Mike is capitalizing on his intriguing personality by making a ton of money on Cameo.
For those who don’t know, Cameo is a website that allows people to pay celebrities and sports stars to read personalized messages on video. The site offers personalized messages from celebrities who you may have forgotten about, such as Debbie Gibson, Ernie Hudson, Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi, Montell Jordan, Steve Guttenberg, Andy King, Flava Flav, Stormy Daniels, Heidi Montag, Chumlee, and Chris Hansen.
There are some legitimate celebrities on the service, but Mike Tyson is near the top of the people who you’d want to pay money to leave a video message wishing your friend good luck on his quarantine with his live-in girlfriend who he planned on breaking up with last week before the world got crazy.
Cameo said that they have seen a 30% increase in bookings this week, likely due to the mass confinement.
On Friday, Mike Tyson started offering his services on Cameo and he was an instant success. The 53-year-old former heavyweight champion boxer offers to record a personalized video for $300, which is a relatively bargain price compared to other celebrities on the site.
A video from Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino costs $300, Snoop Dogg is of course $420, Wesley Snipes is $500, Dr. Oz is $500, Ric Flair is $500, John Daly is $750, Criss Angel is $999 for some reason, Kevin O’Leary AKA Mr. Wonderful is $1,200, and the highest priced Cameo personality is Caitlin Jenner who charges $2,500 for one video.
In only six hours, Mike Tyson earned $20,000 from doing Cameo videos.
Here are some ideas on how you may want to maximize your personalized message with Mike Tyson.
Have Iron Mike say his best quote: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
Have Mike Tyson sing “Happy Birthday” to you while you wash your hands for 20 seconds.
Looking for a big promotion at work, maybe have Mike Tyson tell your competing coworker that in order to get that promotion you are “willing to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him.”
Are you stuck in the same house with your sister’s misbehaving kids and they keep going into your room? You could have Mike Tyson tell your sister that he wants to “eat their children” to keep them out of your stuff.