Mininum wage or more?
January 9, 2005 7:35 PM   Subscribe

How much does Oprah make every second? Find out that and more at The Salary Clock! Enter a famous person's salary (or your own) and find out your real-time earnings.
posted by braun_richard (23 comments total)
The Beatles make ten bucks a second? How fucking disgusting!
posted by interrobang at 7:40 PM on January 9, 2005

Now there's an obnoxious comment. Leave those poor dead boys (half of them, anyway) alone. More to the point, in the time it took me to earn a nickel, Michael Dell cleared $1,023.87. (But I get to sleep late in the morning.)
posted by LeLiLo at 7:43 PM on January 9, 2005

All you need is love, lelilo. Not ten dollars a second.
posted by interrobang at 7:44 PM on January 9, 2005

That's all they needed. I could use a few more dollars, eight days a week.
posted by LeLiLo at 7:47 PM on January 9, 2005

I thought I made good money until about 5 minutes ago, depressing I say.
posted by Octoparrot at 7:58 PM on January 9, 2005

[this is good depressing]
posted by absalom at 8:00 PM on January 9, 2005

This is cool.

And, uhm... what Octoparrot and absalom said.

posted by bluedaniel at 8:03 PM on January 9, 2005

Nope, mine still says zero.
posted by sugarfish at 8:07 PM on January 9, 2005

I've got to get into Oprah more...big dollars, tossed salad, she's got it all. Damn job.
posted by cosmonik at 8:21 PM on January 9, 2005

I thought mine wasn't computing; it was at $0.00 for a long time. I checked the page a little while later...


posted by craven_morhead at 8:46 PM on January 9, 2005

In the time it took for Tiger Woods to earn $100, I got seventeen cents. The guy just fucking plays golf!
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:53 PM on January 9, 2005

Don't forget that he totally belongs to Nike, CunningLinguist.
posted by interrobang at 9:02 PM on January 9, 2005

I would sell my soul to Nike in a heartbeat.
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:32 PM on January 9, 2005

no money, but how's my karma accruing? what would that calculator look like?
posted by palegirl at 11:43 PM on January 9, 2005

Off topic: My friend calls her Ape-rah.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 1:03 AM on January 10, 2005

It takes 13 'ticks' for Tiger Woods to get to $99.58.
To make 17 cents in that same span of time, one needs to make around ~91k a year...
Which isn't too shabby, I think...

Also, check out's Salary Timer, and's Salary Timer
(which are, i admit, identical except for varying people/salaries).
posted by yeoz at 5:43 AM on January 10, 2005

I think a new wave of virulent communism is going to raise sooner then I expected.
posted by elpapacito at 7:27 AM on January 10, 2005

The truly disgusting thing is that these people are making that money because they get it from you.

This shit doesn't happen in a vacuum. Tiger Woods gets a hundred bucks a minute because we (collectively all Nike-purchasing consumers) pay him through the purchase of slave-made, advertising-hyped, crappy footwear.

It flabbergasts me that people who make a few bucks an hour at some McJob are stupid enough to give two week's wages to Nike for a pair of shoes. It flabbergasts me even more when it is so damned obvious that the reason the shoes are so expensive is because Nike spends a shedload of money on no-valued-added advertising and sponsorship.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:55 AM on January 10, 2005

but...but...but thats capitalism, and if you don't have overpriced crap shoes and 20 different styles of toothpaste and underpaid workers somewhere in the system, then what the hell are we fighting for anyway?

And what does your friend exactly mean, Ape-rah? I know it sounds similar but there could be, er, nasty undertones to such a name
posted by edgeways at 10:03 AM on January 10, 2005

$.01, but fortunately the cost of living is low here.
posted by drezdn at 12:36 PM on January 10, 2005

I played with one of these the other day. I knew that comparing my salary to Lou Gerstner's was a mistake, but as an IBMer, I couldn't resist. Of course, I'm guessing that must be Lou's salary from when he was still President, I don't think he earns that much on the board.
posted by jacquilynne at 1:05 PM on January 10, 2005

Nothing sinister, edgeways. Although there is always the tiresome "you're just saying that coz she's black" angle. He just hates her, that's all.

If her name was Digrah, he'd call her Dog-rah. If her name was Jazrah, he'd call her Jizz-rah, etc etc.

(Come to think of it, I've never asked him why. I've just always assumed!)
posted by uncanny hengeman at 5:01 PM on January 10, 2005

SPY magazine had an article about his back in the eighties. The wonderfulness tax, or some such. Basically they calculated what portion of, say, those Nikes went to celebrities who professed to like them.

But I think we can make a difference between getting a cut of one's own original product (Beatles for their songs, even Oprah for her TV show), and those who just can't resist going that one evil extra step, trading their once good names as pimps for overpriced shoes or the American Express card.

And let's not get started on CEOs.

Me, I buy Keds. (Nobody famous would deign to associate with Keds, would they?)
posted by IndigoJones at 6:27 PM on January 10, 2005

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