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Social Media Celebrities
"Hundreds of YouTube stars are making more than six figures, and hundreds more are making more than $40,000 a year -- roughly the median salary in the US. There are even stars who have topped a million dollars, although the company wouldn't say how many."
Who Wants To Be A (Kindle) Millionaire?
"Amanda Hocking, the 26-year-old paranormal romance writer from Austin, Minnesota, has reportedly become a millionaire by self-publishing on Kindle. "
From Grad Student to Social Media Millionaire
"The 26-year-old wrote her master's thesis for the University of Texas at Austin about Twitter--when it had only 2,000 users, not the 175 million it has today."
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