Louis C.K.'s giant pool of money

posted by Jason Kottke Dec 22, 2011

Louis C.K. recently put out a self-produced comedy album that he sold exclusively from his web site for only $5. The album has sold 200,000 copies, grossing him $1,000,000. He's keeping a bit less than a quarter of that, a quarter is going towards recouping production costs, but the rest is going to charity and for bonuses for his employees.

I've never had a million dollars all of a sudden. and since we're all sharing this experience and since it's really your money, I wanted to let you know what I'm doing with it. People are paying attention to what's going on with this thing. So I guess I want to set an example of what you can do if you all of a sudden have a million dollars that people just gave to you directly because you told jokes.

What a wonderful thing.