David Attenborough earned a staggering amount per minute from latest TV shows
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David Attenborough has earned an absolutely staggering amount per minute from his latest TV shows.
Financial accounts reveal that the 96-year-old has been raking in a small fortune every 60 seconds after adding the likes of Apple TV, Sky and Netflix projects to his BBC deal.
People are losing their minds over the monumental figure.
Public figures show the precise amount of money Attenborough makes every single minute - down to the penny - for the four shows that aired over the past 12 months.
These included: Attenborough and the Mammoth Graveyard, Dinosaurs: The Final Day, and Attenborough’s Wonder of Song for the BBC, as well as Global Adventure for Sky.
All in all, the senior was in a total of 389 minutes of television.
His company, David Attenborough Production Limited, has broken down his sizeable incomings alongside his tax outgoings.
Heads up - the figure is huge.
According to official Gov.uk records, Attenborough earned more than £1.3 million last year up until September.
In that year, the wildlife lover paid over £261,000 in tax.
Divide that figure by his near 400 minutes of screen time and Attenborough was reportedly left with an immense £3,000 per minute.
A source told The Sun: "Sir David is very switched on when it comes to how he works.
"He’d spent over 60 years loyal to the Beeb before he looked to streaming channels."
The TV insider continued: "It means sharing his fervent environmental message further, and reaching younger generations, but also makes great business sense."
It sure does make a whole lot of business sense.
And his adoring fans seem to agree.
One Twitter user penned: "I for one think he deserves every penny of it too!
"The joy he’s brought through his documentaries to the young and old alike is amazing. He was voted greatest British TV Presenter of all time in a poll last month. Well Done Sir David Attenborough!"
Well done indeed.
"Deserves every penny! His knowledge is priceless and will never be repeated," echoed another social media user, while a third chimed in with: "One of the very few people who actually deserve every penny that they get!"
"Anyone else you know still working at 96?" wrote another social media user, before dubbing the senior a 'living legend'.
A final Attenborough fan added: "Worth every penny. I hope they get every single minute of him presenting they can, before he stops being able to do it.
"He's one of a kind, and when he's gone, he's gone, never to be replaced."
That's for sure.