Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Someone is attempting to become a millionaire via crowdfunding

millionaire.jpg

There have been some odd offerings on crowdfunding sites over the years. This guy managed to raise over $55,000 for a potato salad, while this bunch got over a grand for a rubber phone replacement. But this latest brow-defying attempt has left us brimming with fury.

Because we didn't think of it first.

WeMadeAMillionaire.com is a social experiment that's been rattling along since 28 July. Its aim? To turn a total stranger (its creator) into a millionaire, via donations from the general public (complete idiots).

THE COLLECTIVE POWER OF THE INTERNET HAS THE ABILITY TO MAKE A COMPLETE STRANGER A MILLIONAIRE.
 I AM THAT STRANGER.

Charitable mugs who fancy making the stranger's dream a reality have three possible gift-and-reward options: a donation of $1.29 (£0.83) gets your name and location posted on the 'Bronze' wall of fame, $4.99 (£3.20) gets you a "custom image" posted on the 'Silver' wall of fame, and $9.99 (£6.40) gets a custom image and custom message on the 'Gold' wall. 

This 'wall' feature allows you to see what sort of numpty gives a total stranger their money - a quick glance shows that the overwhelming majority are impressionable teenagers with an unquenchable thirst for hashtags.

Millionaire

At the point of writing, the "stranger" has made $11,864 (£7,602) - though it's not clear if the system works like a conventional crowdfunding site, whereby all donations are void should the project fall short of its target amount. If the stranger does earn themselves $1 million, they promise to share a year's worth of videos documenting how they spend that money - no doubt accruing further cash from the ad revenue they'll gain from their video channel.

It's a smart, soulless, lazy way to earn cash - and it just might work. Here's hoping it's a fake.

Related

ronaldo2.jpg

Cristiano Ronaldo disguises himself as footballing tramp

computershock1.jpg

Windows 10 upgrade exposes man's porn collection to wife

rexfeatures_3435373a.jpg

Free Porn Websites Could Be Shut Down Within A Matter Of Months

bike2.jpg

This is what surfing on a motorbike looks like

greedohan1.jpg

Here's every change ever made to the Star Wars trilogy

2.jpg

An Excellent Hollywood Mashup Of Uptown Funk

Comments

More

This retired racehorse has absolutely zero chill

"Woah Shamrock"

by Matt Tate
22 Mar 2017

This Monopoly board show how much it actually costs to live in London

Oh well, renting forever

by Gary Ogden
22 Mar 2017

You can get your cat high now

Thanks science

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017

Everyone is mad about Mary Berry's pie

No soggy bottoms here

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017

Spare a thought for the Cadbury social media manager

Guess what? The internet is wrong again

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017

This fossil has been named after David Attenborough

As birthday presents go, that's a pretty good one

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017

Stephen Hawking is going into space

Astro-Hawk takes flight

by Gary Ogden
21 Mar 2017

The average date costs £129, apparently

Where are these people going?

by Emily Reynolds
20 Mar 2017

Your dog is probably lying to you

Sorry, but you can't trust your pet anymore

by Emily Reynolds
20 Mar 2017

You're going to watch footage from this Russian car curling tournament

We need to get this on Sky Sports ASAP

by Dave Fawbert
20 Mar 2017