Do You Know How Much Money These Famous TV Commercial Stars Made?

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Mr. Dumass

You might think it's actually pronounced Doo-mas, but the actor's name is actually pronounced Stu Williams. This was one of the most popular Superbowl commercials of the 1990s, and for good reason. A&W Rootbeer piled a lot of cash into this ad spot. 

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Here's the Kicker

Williams actually has extremely fond memories of playing this character. He got paid $50,000, which was a lot of money in the 90s. Recently he started his own personal YouTube channel and was able to upload this commercial and monetize it under his contract with A&W.

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The More You Know

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  • The Flintstones: Pebbles was originally going to be a boy until a toy company said that a girl would make more money because they could sell Pebbles dolls.
  • The US broadcasting industry is huge
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