If there's one thing that will get your britches in a bunch — it's being a member of the 99 percent in this financial suckhole we call "an economy" and reading about the filthy rich and famous who earn major bank for merely existing.
The A-list members of the other 1 percent are faring pretty well with their high-dollar endorsements and scheduled New Year's Eve appearances. On top of that, these famous guys and gals get swarmed with free food, free drinks and damn near free everything simply for having a recognizable name.
Back in 2007, Paris Hilton nailed a nice $1 million for showing up at a Los Angeles nightclub on New Year's Eve. Howard Stern took home half a billion dollars over the course of five years, and all he had to do was stir up controversy and talk about boobs. Click here for 8 other sickeningly ridiculous paydays that will make you upchuck your store-brand cereal.