Celebrity Inc. ― How Famous People Make Money
By Jo Piazza
Open Road, 2011
Celebrity is just like printing your own money, says Jo Piazza in Celebrity Inc.
Two rich, spoilt, talentless celebrity brats ― Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian ― are experts at the fame game. Kickstarted by family wealth, and propelled to fame through a steamy sex tape and reality TV, Hilton “earns” around US$10 million a year. The Kardashian family franchise raked in $65 million last year.