A Canadian man who got kicked in the head by a train conductor and is featured in a YouTube video may make him a lot of money from the internet sensation.
According to the New York Post, Jared Frank, 22, of Regina, Canada, recently traveled to Peru when he attempted to take a selfie while a train passed behind him, and ended up taking a boot to the head.
Frank's video of his strange encounter went viral last week on YouTube, garnering more than 22 million views. It also sparked a deal with a California-based media company offering him thousands of dollars for the footage, CBC News reported.
“I got all these different offers … and they were all legit,” he said.
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Frank agreed to a deal with the firm Jukin Media, which could net him anywhere from $30,000 to $250,000, CBC reported. There is also potential for more revenue from licensing agreements.
The video will make $2 to $16 per 1,000 views and Frank will receive 70 percent of that, he said.
Frank plans to use that money to pay for film school and help him take a trip to South America.
“I have a decent relationship with the licensing company, so I trust them,” he said.
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His fame has also gained him nearly 6,000 new subscribers to his YouTube channel. Other YouTube stars have approached him to generate more content.
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