Man Kicked In Head By Train Conductor May Earn $250,000

April 22, 2014  |  

Last week, the internet was buzzing over a video of a man trying to take a selfie in front of an oncoming train who got smashed in the face by the train’s conductor’s foot.

Jared Michael Frank, 22, was on a Peru Rails track when the incident occurred. It should be noted, it’s not uncommon for people to walk alongside these trains. Despite being hit, Frank apparently had no injuries. Therefore, journalists called his “selfie video” fraudulent. Whether or not it is, Gawker reports Frank has attracted the attention of media companies with his 23,719,468 views on his YouTube account.

“They’re offering him thousands of dollars in advertising and licensing opportunities,” the blog says. “YouTube’s official monthly figures haven’t been totaled up yet, but Frank could bank anywhere from $30,000 to $250,000,” adds the CBC. Frank can earn anywhere from $2 t0 $16 per 1,000 views and 70 percent share for all of the clicks.

Frank adds, “I’m a little worried, but I have a decent relationship with the licensing company, so I trust them. I did a lot of research first.” Frank agreed to partner with Jukin Media, a media company that  helps those with visual content monetize their content  to increase viewership.

As resident of Canada, Frank stated he will use the money to pay off his recent travels to Peru and go to film school. He says has movie ideas he would like to work on. Surely, none of them involve him getting hit in the head.

Below is his viral video. Do you think it’s real?

 

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