CelebritiesBritish actor James Buckley (35) can call himself the first non-American celebrity to have earned the sum of 1 million dollars (about 1.03 million euros) by making personalized videos via the Cameo platform. “He is very dedicated,” it sounds.
Cameo is a United States-based platform for celebrities and everyday people. Fans can request a personal video of the star of their choice, although for a fee. Cameo includes actors, musicians, YouTubers, athletes, etc. ‘The Inbetweeners’ star James Buckley has now managed to become the first-ever non-American celebrity to raise a whopping $1 million thanks to Cameo. He started it in March 2020 to earn a little extra during the pandemic. That clearly worked out very well for the actor.
Cameo co-founder Martin Blencowe told LADBible: “When ‘Harry Potter’ actor Tom Felton tried to persuade James to join Cameo, he was hesitant because he didn’t think he would get many bookings. Popular from the start, it remained committed to its fans and kept an accessible price. He always does everything he can to make every Cameo message special.” That’s not all. Martin confirmed that James has also created the largest number of Cameos for fans around the world. The actor has about tens of thousands of videos to his credit.
Buckley may be the highest-earning non-US star on Cameo, but in America this honor goes to ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner. He told BBC: “This isn’t about me, or about getting a message from me. I see it as an attempt by two people who want to connect, a connection. When I see how many people seem to enjoy this, it’s more than worth it.”
Among the more than 30,000 other stars that can be found on Cameo are many big names, including Lindsay Lohan, Caitlyn Jenner, ‘Harry Potter’ actor Tom Felton, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ star Sean Astin, Dolph Lundgren and actors from the hit series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Game of Thrones’.
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