America's Got Talent Million Dollar Prize... Over 40 Years?



America's Got Talent Million Dollar Prize... Over 40 Years?



Did you know that grand prize on America's Got Talent is spread out over 40 years?


The winner of last year's million dollar prize on America's Got Talent was 13 years old, which is a pretty good thing, because at least she'll get a chance to spend it while she's relatively young. That's because the prize is spread out over 40 years, which works out to be about $25,000 per year. So the 13 year old winner will be 53 by the time she's received her last payment.

That's just plain bizarre, especially when you consider all the hype around the prize itself, and the seemingly unlimited budget they spend on just about everything else on the show. I wouldn't be surprised of somebody like Howard Stern was paid a million an episode, meanwhile the winner walks away with $25,000 per year.

The real prize on the show is the name recognition it brings the contestants. Win or lose, they can say they were finalists on AGT, and that will open doors, so why do they spend so much time hyping the prize? If you ask me, they shouldn't even mention the prize on the show, unless they plan on paying it all at once.


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