George Santos made more on Cameo in 48 hours than he did in his entire time in Congress: report

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  • George Santos, who was expelled from Congress last week, has been selling videos online.

  • Cameo has proven to be lucrative for Santos, with a potential six-figure sum in just 48 hours.

  • The outlet reported that he lined up more than his congressional salary, which was $174,000.

George Santos, the former congressman who was expelled last week when 311 lawmakers voted to kick him out of the House of Representatives, has found a new career of sorts.

Santos was on a $174,000 salary in Congress, but during his short time on Cameo, the platform on which celebrities get paid to provide fans with personalized videos, the disgraced lawmaker has potentially made considerably more, according to Semafor.

The publication said Santos has lined up more in earnings in the space of 48 hours on Cameo than his entire annual salary as a congressman.

According to Semafor, which cited screenshots and Steven Galanis, the CEO of the platform, the ex-congressman may have earned a six-figure sum in just two days.

Santos is going to be "an absolute whale," Galanis told Semafor, adding that the controversial ex-lawmaker is competing with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Bon Jovi for the title of the platform's most successful launches.

"This platform was built for him and he was built for it," Galanis said.

Cameo and Galanis did not respond to Business Insider's requests for comment.

Santos initially sold videos on the platform for $75, before quickly upping the price to $150, just hours after launching.

The price of his videos has continued to rise, with a personalized video now setting fans back $400.

People have paid Santos to wish them a happy engagement, yell at them, give an NYU student encouragement, and applaud a "fierce hunty" for being sober.

In one video, Santos even sang a few bars of a Taylor Swift song.

Controversially, Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania was among those who paid for a personalized message.

Fetterman paid $343.20 to have Santos troll Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who has been accused by federal prosecutors of taking bribes.

Fetterman told Business Insider that he doesn't care if people think it is wrong that he gave money to Santos, an alleged fraudster. "They really gotta get over it," he said.

Santos was expelled from Congress weeks after the House Ethics Committee released a report that accused him of using campaign funds for Botox, OnlyFans, and designer clothes, along with other fraudulent activity.

The former congressman has also been indicted on 23 criminal charges in New York connected to wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft.

Santos did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

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