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$1 million — The Office actor Brian Baumgartner’s earnings this year from the app Cameo. Source: The New York Times
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$1 million: That’s at least how much money The Office actor Brian Baumgartner will make from the app Cameo this year, making him the platform’s top earner in 2020, the Cameo CEO said on The New York Times podcast Sway.

It may be more than seven years since the hit…


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“Who’s the most famous person on the planet?” asks Steven Galanis. “Someone we would want to book?”

It’s a bitterly cold January evening in Chicago, and we’re huddled at a whiteboard inside the nearly empty headquarters of Galanis’ company, Cameo, a fast-growing startup that peddles personalized celebrity videos.

“Uh, Leonardo…

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