Celebrities are grossly overpaid for what they do, but many start out with quite humble beginnings:
To wit: Seacrest earned just $10,800 as a radio host; Hamm cashed in $14,350 waiting tables; and Depp made $13,500 selling pens over the telephone. Compare that to today’s dizzying numbers: Seacrest at $15 million (“American Idol”), Hamm at $2.1 million (“Mad Men”), and Depp reportedly at a staggering $350 million (okay, for the entire five-part “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, but still).
$2.1 mil is legit, but $350 mil is insane. If you’re looking to make yourself feel even worse, check out Parade’s what people earn issue for more celeb salaries.