Since the video initially went viral in 2007, the family behind the Charlie Bit My Finger viral video is said to have made a cool £1 million.
Remember this precious gem from 2007?
The amusing video, which shows a three-year-old Harry Davies-Carr having his finger chomped by his one-year-old sibling Charlie, went viral.
It went on to be amongst the most popular videos on the internet, with 855 million views.
The video was recently sold as a non-fungible token, or NFT, for £538,000 ($761,000) by the Davies-Carr family - not bad, eh?
We told you that this one would be monumental. The Charlie Bit Me #NFT auction will forever be known as a historic success!— Origin Protocol (@OriginProtocol) May 23, 2021
Thank you to everyone who participated & a special congratulations to @3fmusic who will now decide the fate of this iconic video.https://t.co/K529CbFvcC pic.twitter.com/EkjR4H2b7W
Howard estimates that they've made roughly £1 million over the years, but he's made sure to keep his two sons very grounded.'
He told Radio 1 Newsbeat:
By the time they're adults, I want them to be more than just the video.
"You see fame come and go, it's very fickle. So we've never viewed this as fame, we've never viewed it as a source of income."
Meanwhile, the guys claim they intend to utilize the money raised from the NFT sale to attend university.
Harry, who is now 17, informed the news organization that he plans to study some form of engineering at either University College London or Imperial College London, while his younger brother Charlie is still undecided.
The money they've made, according to the family, will also cover the price of the university for their two youngest kids, Jasper and Rupert if they choose to attend.
"I can't even remember doing it, so making money off it and having experiences off it is really cool.
"We've been to America twice from it, I went round Sky's studios, and we've met a lot of cool people. It's just an extra part of our life that's quite interesting."
The Davies-Carrs offered to delete the video from YouTube permanently as part of the latest NFT sale, but the buyer claimed they were fine with it remaining online.
Howard told Quartz:
"After the auction we connected with the buyer, who ended up deciding to keep the video on YouTube.
"The buyer felt that the video is an important part of popular culture and shouldn't be taken down.
"It will now live on YouTube for the masses to continue enjoying, as well as memorialised as an NFT on the blockchain."
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