When a person becomes a well known celebrity, whether they are an actor, musician or athlete, it becomes much easier and more profitable to just be who they are rather than what they do. Major companies seek out the most popular of the bunch to sell their products to the very people who made them who they are, their fan base. Products like cosmetics, clothing and sports equipment become familiarized with the celebrities themselves to the point, you begin to believe they invented the very items they are pushing.Most companies are more than happy to invest huge sums of money in famous faces because, in return, their sales with jump almost immediately. Here are 6 celebrities who landed some of the most lucrative endorsement deals in the business.
Nicole Kidman – Chanel No. 5 $4 Million Per Year
Actress Nicole Kidman has been the face of the iconic perfume Chanel No. 5 since 2003, earning her a reported $4 million a year. The movie star can usually be seen in glamorous, high end production movie short advertisements for the perfume. In addition to the over $20 million that Kidman earns per movie, the actress has raked in an estimated $48 million in the 12 years that she has been the face of Chanel No. 5, instead of going the route that so many celebrities have by releasing her own personal perfume. Chanel No. 5 is recognized as the highest selling fragrance in the world, with annual sales of over $143 million, which is due, in part, to Kidman’s memorable mug.
Nicole Kidman’s breakthrough film role came in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. After appearing in several films in the early 1990s, she gained worldwide recognition for her performances in the auto racing film Days of Thunder (1990), the romance Far and Away (1992) and the superhero film Batman Forever (1995).