Without celebrities to write about magazines like “People” would write about nothing.
As a result of this, celebrities end up making even more money than the large sums they are paid in their jobs, mostly by giving interviews or selling off the right to photograph events in their personal lives.
For example, according to the New York Post the Kardashian family made an estimated $17.9 million profit from selling engagement and wedding pictures to “People,” then selling advertisements during the two-part, four-hour long wedding special on E!
I really doubt they minded the photographers at their wedding when they were handed the checks.
While the family made a large sum of money, there where thousands of people being employed because of it in many fields, varying from bakers for the cake and photographers on the ground, to advertisement managers and fashion designers for the dress.
Because of the lack of privacy that celebrities have, entire industries are created, with the celebrities getting paid the whole way for their trouble.
Some people judge that the media invades too much into the celebrities lives, however many of the celebrities would complain if they didn’t. They want the attention because that pretty much equals cash in their hands in the end.
Is it right for the paparazzi to swarm cars as celebrities arrive at events? Maybe not. But just think of the thousands employed because of their ill manners.
Sure a celebrity has to push their way through to the event, having pictures of them snapped the whole way. But they are millionaires, with more money than they can spend. Is it really so bad that they have to put up with it while they live in the lap of luxury?
Not at all.
Many wouldn’t want the paparazzi to stop, simply because it feels good to have people wanting your attention that much.