Showing posts with label series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label series. Show all posts

Monday, May 11, 2020

Billionaires on TV series


The "one-percenter-tv-shows-illustration" drawing above is so cool that I had to made a post just about it. The golf-playing empire builder fighting with his socialite wife while the wastrel trust fund son is dead-drunk in the pool.

Since you should all know how much I love MONEY. I also love to watch TV series about Money, at least about the lifestyle of extremely wealthy (actual and fictional) empire builders. So I can get some inspiration, motivation, and to some extent, I can better myself at the same time.

After all displays of "extreme wealth and power" are by very far the best escapism you can ever get! These series are here to make us dream and entertain us. Yes, the filthy rich have issues and problems too, just like everyone. Just like Notorious B.I.G. would sing "Mo Money Mo Problems".

Here below are the TV series listed in the article "New Wave of TV Shows Lets Viewers Watch the Rich Get Their Just Deserts" written by Daniel D'Addario.

And yes, the protagonists and antagonists are mostly sociopaths. In fact, you don't build and keep a fortune and an empire by being naive and soft. Just as you can't fight them without being cunning and ruthless.

Reality Check:
UHNWI instead of one-percenter.

To be among the top 1 percent of U.S. earners, a family needs a MINIMUM income of $421,926. While the AVERAGE income of the top 1 percent nationwide is $1.32 million. The bottom 99 percent, on the other hand, earn an average of $50,107 a year.

Meanwhile the top 1% net worth per household would be $10,374,030.10 in United States. Which is far least than the "enormous wealth" depicted in the above TV shows. However, the top 0.10% household net worth is $43,090,281.00.

To give you an idea, in "The Loudest Voice" the real-life Roger Ailes net worth was $100 Million. While Bobby Axelrod (Billions) and Logan Roy (Succession) are Billionaires. So it put them all above the top 0.10 percenter.

So the Ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI) are defined as having a net worth of at least US$30 million in constant 2018 dollars. It is the wealth segment above very-high-net-worth individuals (>$5 million) and high-net-worth-individuals (>$1 million). Although they constitute only 0.003% of the world’s population (less than 1 in 33,000), they hold 13% of the world's total wealth.

Now it seem that the point of my article was to categorize the financial status of our favorite TV series' rich folks. Mission accomplished!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Most Lucrative stuff in Combat Sports

I am a lifelong Combat Sports fan and historian with a blog ( created expecially to spread the gospel.

I am so obsessed with Combat Sports that I have created my own Combat Sport (SLAUGHTERSPORT) and my own Fighters (Combatants).

But in my lifelong quest to create the most perfect and utopic Combat Sport ever. I needed to think about what the people really want. 

Is it a better barometer to see what the people want than by searching for the biggest box-office Moneymakers in Combat Sports history?

Money talks and bullshit walks! 
That is how life goes!

3 things to watch in searching for the most popular stuff in Combat Sports & martial arts.
  1. Fighters
  2. Movies
  3. Video Games

Without further ado, here is...
The most lucrative fighter, fighting movie, and fighting video game in history.

1- Floyd Mayweather

The best paid sportman and the undefeatable Franchise of pro boxing.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
5'8", 149 lbs,
72" reach, age 38 (2015)
8% body fat

For this year 2015, Floyd Mayweather is the World's Highest-Paid Athlete. He cashed $285 Million in fight purses and $15 Million in endorsements for a total $300 MILLION just for one year!! (source  

Thanks to Floyd Mayweather. Boxing is the most lucrative sport of them all.

A $100 MILLION for his fight against Manny Pacquiao. The match had gross revenues of $600 Million. (source)

Floyd Mayweather toy collection

Why not showing off your Money when you're the King of the World?!?


  2- Rocky (franchise / film series)

Over $1 BILLION in Worldwide Box Office Revenues!!!

Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
Nov 21, 1976Rocky$1,000,000$117,235,147$225,000,000
Jun 15, 1979Rocky 2$6,390,537$85,182,160$200,182,160
May 28, 1982Rocky III$16,015,408$119,350,720$119,350,720
Nov 27, 1985Rocky IV$19,991,537$123,947,780$296,447,780
Nov 16, 1990Rocky V$14,073,170$40,946,358$119,946,358
Dec 20, 2006Rocky Balboa$24,000,000$12,158,168$70,269,899$156,229,050
Nov 25, 2015Creed$0$0Play

with cumulative budget of $119 Million!!

I can tell you that the Karate Kid series is not too far behind. Especially the cheesy 2010 movie version with Jackie Chan teaching a black child to fight. The mainstream public seems to have affection for the underdogs. Anyway, I do prefer to see Rocky Balboa as the Ultimate Fighting Films Money Making Machine (UFF3M) than the wimpy and skinny Karate Kid.

3- Street Fighter II

Thanks god, the arcade game version of Street Fighter II saved us from a first position of the cheesy Mario Brawl stuff.
Street Fighter II (Arcade version) earned $2.312 BILLION in gross revenues from 1991 to 1995.

The Street Fighter video games franchise sells 36 million units since August 30, 1987.

"Street Fighter II is regarded as one of the most influential video games of all time, and the most important fighting game in particular. The release of Street Fighter II in 1991 is often considered a revolutionary moment in the fighting game genre... Its success inspired a wave of other fighting games, which were initially often labelled as "clones", including popular franchises such as Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, Virtua Fighter, and Tekken." source wikipedia

Best-selling video game franchises
WWE 2K sells 60 millions unit since February 29, 2000.
Tekken sold 45.6 million copies worldwide.
Street Fighter sells 36 million units.
Super Smash Bros. sells 32.36 million units.

Anyway, Street Fighter II is da best in term of Money making (when you include arcade revenues), popularity, and influence. Street Fighter II set the standard for fighting games.

Ultra Street Fighter IV  44 characters

The Street Fighter franchise is still alive and kicking the other fighting games butts! Ultra Street Fighter IV is the most played game at the EVO Championship (fighting video games championship).

"Just as Street Fighter 2's success spawned a host of imitators, so has SF4 sparked a revival in the genre as a whole. Fighting games are back on the map, and once again, it's all thanks to Capcom..." source

What we got here?

An undefeatable champion (Floyd Mayweather)
An underdog (Rocky Balboa)
An international fighting tournament (Street Fighter II)

This is what the people really want and are willing to pay for.

Here is my version of the above...

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