Shia Labeouf Made $300,000 As Wall Street Trader27 September 2010
Shia Labeouf Made $300,000 As Wall Street Trader
LaBeouf told the UK's Daily Mail, "'I knew nothing about finance coming into this movie, so I had to learn everything from scratch. I walked into Schwab Investment Services and asked them to walk me through everything. I opened up an account with $20,000 of my own money and started trading, and the value of the account went up to $300,000 in two and a half months". Despite the recent recession, the 'Transformers' star refused to criticise the bankers, saying, "Whatever people say, I do think there is a good side to Wall Street".
In the movie, which was released in the US on 24th September 2010, LaBeouf plays a young trader who forms a friendship with Douglas' 'Gordon Gekko'. BBC News reports that the movie topped the North American box office in its first weekend, taking an estimated $19m.
|Comment on this article|