Boxing heavyweight Tyson charging Sh32,000 per-video for personalised messages
Mike Tyson is earning thousands from the app. [Courtesy]

Mike Tyson is reportedly earning thousands of dollars via an app which allows fans to receive video messages from their favourite celebrities.

As the coronavirus crisis forces people indoors across the world, more and more people are turning to Cameo to hear from their idols.

And according to TMZ, former undisputed heavyweight champion Tyson is charging $300 a time and has quickly become one of the app’s biggest attractions, earning $20,000 in just six hours.

The company has revealed orders are up 30 per cent this week, likely in response to more and more countries going into lockdown.

Tyson is at the higher end of the price spectrum with some US athletes charging as little as $20.

Caitlyn Jenner is believed to cost $1,500 while rapper-cum-actor Ice-T costs the same as Tyson.

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The service launched in 2017 but was embroiled in controversy a year later when Brett Favre, Soulja Boy and Andy Dick were duped into making anti-semitic comments.

Despite reaping the rewards of his fame, however, Tyson believes celebrity is over-rated.

“You find out you’re not [special] he said this week. You’re capable of going to jail, you’re capable of dying, you’re capable of being mistreated.

“I don’t really expect bad things to happen to me, but when they do happen to me, I understand it and I’m able to handleit. I’ve handled bad stuff before, that’s been my life.

“So I don’t trip over bad things, I know s*** happens. When bad things happen, I will be still striving to do something. I won’t be discouraged.”

Since retiring from the ring in 2005, Tyson has collaborated with Spike to produce a one-man Broadway show and has opened his own cannabis farm.

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