Danger Ehren Says Jackass Didn't Make Him Much Money And He Had To Earn Fortune From Real Estate
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McGhehey became part of the fabric of Jackass thanks to his involvement in the early noughties TV series and the subsequent movies, as a result of which he suffered numerous injuries.
The stuntman most recently appeared in the fourth instalment, Jackass Forever, where he offered up his balls for a series of ‘cup tests’, including one which involved a pogo stick and ended up 'blowing out' his right testicle.
I can't imagine that's the kind of challenge anyone would take on for free, but money wasn't necessarily a motivator for McGhehey, as he revealed during an appearance on Steve-O's Wild Ride podcast - Jackass didn't leave him rolling in cash.
The stuntman currently owns seven properties, but he got to that point by careful investment, saying: "You look back now like Ehren you have all this real estate, I'm like, I bought it with the money I made on the first Jackass movie which was like $65,000 dollars or something, I got loans..."
The Jackass star went on express belief you can 'become a millionaire off $10,000', saying it's not necessarily money people need, but creativity.
"It does help to have money, obviously, and people might say 'well you had an opportunity', well, plenty of people have opportunities and still blow it, and many people don't have opportunity and make it," he said.
McGhehey revealed the cast received '$400 a skit' while filming the TV show, while Steve-O added that it was '$200 if it was a prank' and $500 if it was 'life and limb'. The stars also said they initially didn't get paid if the show didn't air.
Having acquired five properties by 2008 using his money from Jackass 1 and 2, McGhehey explained: "You can buy one and you can leverage off of that if you have good credit and whatever else."
The stuntman said some of the seven properties he now owns are mortgaged, while a couple are paid off. He has the loans fixed for 30 years, with plans to play a 'long game' and sell each property at a certain time, if at all.
McGhehey's comments about the amount he earned from Jackass came as Steve-O claimed creators wouldn't need to pay new cast members a lot of money to be involved as people would be 'lined up around the entire f**king world to be in a Jackass movie'.