Teen kicked in head during viral train conductor video could earn up to $250,000

Jared Frank could be cashing in after his "Kicked in the head by a train" YouTube video has been viewed more than 25 million times.
By Evan Bleier  |  April 22, 2014 at 2:31 PM
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REGINA, Saskatchewan, April 22 (UPI) -- The Canadian man who became a viral sensation after posting a video of himself getting kicked in the head by a train conductor while trying to take a selfie could be turning his pain into a payday.

Jared Frank was approached by a number of management agencies thanks to his nine-second “Kicked in the head by a train" YouTube video. The clip has already been viewed more than 25 million times.

"I got all these different offers ... and they were all legit," Frank told the CBC. The Regina man elected to sign on with a California-based representative called Jukin Media.

Depending on some variables, Frank’s video could earn him in the range of $2 to $16 per 1,000 views, good for about $30,000 to $250,000 in revenue.

"I'm a little worried, but I have a decent relationship with the licensing company, so I trust them," Frank said. "I did a lot of research first."

The 22-year-old plans to spend his earnings on film school.


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