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Tucker Budzyn rakes in $1 million a year as a social media star

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In a bizarre turn of events, 5-year-old Tucker Budzyn, a lovable Golden Retriever, has become a million-dollar pup, earning a staggering seven-figure income each year through sponsored advertisements since the age of 2.

Tucker’s owner, Courtney Budzyn, revealed the astonishing figures behind her canine companion’s success. “A YouTube-paid post can be anywhere from $40,000 to $60,000 for a 30-minute pre-roll,” she shared. “On Instagram, we make about $20,000 for anywhere from three to eight stories.”

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Courtney, who used to work as a house cleaner, and her husband, Mike, a civil engineer, made a life-altering decision to quit their jobs and focus solely on managing Tucker and his puppy son, Todd.

The journey began when Courtney created an Instagram page for Tucker on the very day she brought him home at just 8 weeks old in June 2018.

It didn’t take long for Tucker’s first video to go viral the following month, catapulting him into social media stardom.

With a massive following of nearly 25 million fans across various platforms, Tucker’s popularity knows no bounds. He boasts 11.1 million followers on TikTok, 5.1 million on YouTube, 4.3 million on Facebook, 3.4 million on Instagram, and even 62,400 on Twitter.

The Budzyns’ decision to dedicate their lives to managing Tucker’s online presence has undoubtedly paid off in unimaginable ways.

Tucker’s charismatic personality and adorable antics have won the hearts of millions, earning him lucrative partnerships with major brands.

In this age of digital influence, it seems that even a lovable Golden Retriever can become a million-dollar sensation, reminding us that the world of social media is full of surprises, both delightful and bizarre.

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