Michael Phelps gets paid $200K to use Facebook Live


An Olympian has not only hit gold in the swimming pool. He’s also sitting on a gold mine provided to him by the world’s biggest social network.

Michael Phelps, who holds the all-time record for Olympic gold medals with 18, has picked up a side gig as a media personality. Phelps hosts periodic live video chats with fans via his Facebook page after signing a deal with Mark Zuckerberg’s company, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Phelps gets paid $200,000 and is one of nearly 140 video creators who have signed deals to create live videos for the social network’s newest feature, Facebook Live.

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