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Tuesday January 29, 2008 2:52 pm

Britney Spears Helps the Economy

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music,

Britney Spears, StarbucksWhile works on ways to stimulate much-needed spending, we’re learning about our favorite troubled pop star’s role in the economy.  As much as we would like her to just stay home and out of the limelight, there are many who depend on ’ mere presence - and her drama.

According to Portfolio Magazine, its estimated the celebrity (directly and indirectly) helps put out anywhere between $110-$120 million annually.  This amount does not factor in the $9 million she rakes in yearly, nor does it take into account the amount she personally spends on Starbucks, Taco Bell, hotels, assistants, gas stations or legal fees.  The $120 million figure is based off the money grossed by tabloids, photographers, promoters, sponsors…and even K-Fed.

So the next time you hear about a small town feeling the pinch when a company pulls up shop, think to yourself—what would happen if Britney did too?

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Portfolio Magazine



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