I'd imagine Star Search was pulling in the same if not more money than Kiss was in the 80's.nibbler1982 wrote: ↑Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:02 amHe wasn’t making the numbers and doing the volume Gene does.battra wrote: ↑Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:56 amSo, he's a spokesman?nibbler1982 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:33 pmWith Tongue he was just a figurehead like all the others. The mag was created by publishers Sterling/Macfadden and Allen Tuller. They just slapped Gene’s name on it. It was an attempt to capitalize on all the other men’s magazines of the time.
With Simmons Records it’s virtually the same. Gene would attach his name to a band and then shop them to real labels like RCA and BMG.
In both cases no risk and all reward.
You consider spokes models to be businessmen?
When Ed McMahon did the spokesmodel segment on star search for some reason it wasn't covered by Forbes.
It's like saying Michael Jordan was a businessman because he took Nike's money for shoes.