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Celebrity Body Guards
Apr 3, 2021 07:24:50   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
I got sucked into looking at an article about 111 celebrity bodyguards. They pay between $50,000 and $20 million for annual protection. In most cases, the bodyguards dwarf their protectees. Look at the picture of actor Jason Momoa and his two bodyguards ($125,000).

https://za.investing.com/magazine/hollywoods-most-expensive-bodyguards/15/?ref=next

Gerri Halliwell (second picture) is 5' 1" tall. ($125,000)





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Apr 3, 2021 08:06:12   #
ELNikkor
 
Quite a dog-walker she has there. If that little dog accidentally gets under one of those sneakers, it'll be like gum on the sidewalk.

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Apr 3, 2021 11:39:00   #
Gifted One Loc: S. E. Idaho
 
ELNikkor wrote:
Quite a dog-walker she has there. If that little dog accidentally gets under one of those sneakers, it'll be like gum on the sidewalk.


Dude; the bid guy with the little dog is the celeb, the buff gal is the body guard.

J. R.

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Apr 4, 2021 06:13:26   #
John N Loc: HP14 3QF Stokenchurch, UK
 
I think its a statement accessory. Not the dog, the bodyguard.

What a life, I'd sooner go where I want on my own.

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Apr 4, 2021 09:52:54   #
fourlocks Loc: Londonderry, NH
 
In Jason's case who's protecting who? And why do bodyguards always seem to dress like "Men in Black?" So they aren't conspicuous? They might as well hang a sign around their neck that says, "Hired Thug."

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Apr 4, 2021 10:07:05   #
berchman Loc: South Central PA
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I got sucked into looking at an article about 111 celebrity bodyguards. They pay between $50,000 and $20 million for annual protection. In most cases, the bodyguards dwarf their protectees. Look at the picture of actor Jason Momoa and his two bodyguards ($125,000).

https://za.investing.com/magazine/hollywoods-most-expensive-bodyguards/15/?ref=next

Gerri Halliwell (second picture) is 5' 1" tall. ($125,000)
I got sucked into looking at an article about 111 ... (show quote)


What struck me most was the obscene amount of money these people have compared to people who actually do some good for society like teachers, fire fighters, police, EMT's, etc.

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Apr 4, 2021 10:18:57   #
StanMac Loc: Tennessee
 
Gifted One wrote:
Dude; the bid guy with the little dog is the celeb, the buff gal is the body guard.

J. R.


Sorry . . .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geri_Halliwell

Stan

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Apr 4, 2021 10:23:51   #
StanMac Loc: Tennessee
 
berchman wrote:
What struck me most was the obscene amount of money these people have compared to people who actually do some good for society like teachers, fire fighters, police, EMT's, etc.


The bodyguards? They are paid by well-to-do celebrities with cash to burn. Teachers are paid by citizens by way of taxes, which are distributed by politicians who are influenced by well-to-do special interests. Make your voice and objections heard loud and clear by your elected officials that teachers deserve better pay.

Stan

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Apr 4, 2021 10:33:28   #
berchman Loc: South Central PA
 
StanMac wrote:
The bodyguards? They are paid by well-to-do celebrities with cash to burn. Teachers are paid by citizens by way of taxes, which are distributed by politicians who are influenced by well-to-do special interests. Make your voice and objections heard loud and clear by your elected officials that teachers deserve better pay.

Stan


It's not how much the bodyguards are paid; it's how much the celebrities are paid.

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Apr 4, 2021 12:44:55   #
StanMac Loc: Tennessee
 
berchman wrote:
It's not how much the bodyguards are paid; it's how much the celebrities are paid.


They are paid according to their value for revenue production by the production companies. If they didn't produce the revenue stream expected by the producers, they would soon be paid less or discarded altogether. Same goes for sports figures and other high profile entertainment figures.

Stan

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Apr 4, 2021 12:50:57   #
berchman Loc: South Central PA
 
StanMac wrote:
They are paid according to their value for revenue production by the production companies. If they didn't produce the revenue stream expected by the producers, they would soon be paid less or discarded altogether. Same goes for sports figures and other high profile entertainment figures.

Stan


Yes, I know that, but is Lady Gaga's contribution to the collective good worth that much more than that of a firefighter's risking his life to rescue people from harm? That's only one small example. Apparently, money talks so loudly that no other voice can be heard.

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Apr 4, 2021 12:52:24   #
marine73 Loc: Modesto California
 
In the 80's while still in the corps and stationed at El Toro, another marine came to me and asked me to make him a shoulder holster for his personal weapon.

I was just getting into Leather crafting at the time and did not consider myself very good, but he was willing to take the chance on me.

This marine would have made 2 of me at that time. The Holster was not a problem, it was the harness that was the issue. And to make matters he wanted it adjustable. We came to an agreement on price and I made it for him. I don't remember what I charged him, but I am sure it was not enough.

I found out later the reason he wanted a custom shoulder holster was that he was doing off duty body guard work for various celebrities. He was killed working for his final employer which I heard was a rapper.

I don't know how long he used that particular shoulder holster.

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Apr 4, 2021 17:00:50   #
fantom Loc: Colorado
 
Gifted One wrote:
Dude; the bid guy with the little dog is the celeb, the buff gal is the body guard.

J. R.


Obviously!

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