April 11, 2014

Peek at Celebs Paychecks in Parade Magazine's Annual "What People Earn Issue" Out This Weekend

Ever wonder just how much dough Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Beyoncé are bringing in? Parade's annual What People Earn issue, out this weekend, features all of these star salaries and many more!

Who makes more money, an obituary writer or an English teacher? A trout farm owner or a justice of the peace? A personal chef or a security guard? Parade’s annual salary survey, What People Earn, includes a tally of all these salaries and many more!

In the popular issue, out this Sunday, readers across the country offer a peek at their paychecks and reveal what they love about their jobs. Compare them with some of these celebrity salaries (and check out our fun facts):

· Pop music superstar Beyoncé, 32, brought home $57 million (est.) last year. Beyoncé was the fastest-selling album ever on iTunes, with no pre-publicity. Fun fact: She earned an estimated $6,507 per hour last year.

· Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, 28, earned a cool $38 million (est.). Although the Super Bowl entertainer wasn’t paid for his performance, sales of his Unorthodox Jukebox album jumped 164 percent the following week. Fun fact: Pepsi and Hyundai have licensed his songs for commercials.

· Veep Joe Biden, 71, made $230,700. In addition to his salary, Biden received $29,761 in Social Security benefits in 2012. Fun fact: John Adams, the first VP, received a $5,000 salary in 1789.

· Actor Matthew McConaughey, 44, earned $19 million (est.). His career reinvention, including an Oscar-winning role in Dallas Buyers Club and the HBO series True Detective, has been dubbed “the McConaissance.” Fun fact: His up-front fee for Dallas Buyers Club was less than $200,000.

· Singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus, 21, earned a whopping $76.5 million (est.)! After her scandalous appearance on MTV’s Video Music Awards, downloads of her single “Wrecking Ball” shot up 124 percent. Fun fact: At the height of her Hannah Montana fame in 2010, Forbes estimated the teen was making $48 million.

Plus: How to Find a Job in 2014

Parade tapped experts around the U.S. for their best advice on how to open doors to land a job in the digital age. Some tips include:

· Study companies’ LinkedIn profiles

· Use Facebook to broadcast your ambitions

· Show recruiters that you’re serious about relocating

· Join networking opportunities on Twitter

· Build your skills with volunteer work

Click here for more on Parade.com: http://bit.ly/1lTHmGN 

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