How Much Do Male Japanese Porn Actors Get Paid? One AV Star Explains

Taka Kato, also known as “Goldfinger” for reasons we won’t elaborate on, has worked in the Japanese porn industry for 26 years. In that time he’s appeared in 15,000 features and performed with 8,000 women, as well as releasing several books and appearing on numerous TV shows.

Not that Goldfinger, but we're sure you'll be grateful for the mental image

Not that Goldfinger, but we’re sure you’ll be grateful for the mental image

But how much can a male AV star expect to earn in Japan? In a recent interview with News Post Seven, Kato explained the wage structure:

Firstly, male porn stars are paid on a guaranteed system, which is paid in cash each day. For a beginner in the industry this amount can be as low as ¥1000 ($10), but  quickly builds up to ¥10,000 ($100).

After working his way up (and down and up and down) in the industry Goldfinger began making the maximum ¥70,000 ($700) a day. Since he began in 1988, he estimates his total earnings to be around ¥300 million ($3 million).

Female actresses can earn far more than this of course, with big names such as Sora Aoi (who you may remember for this horrific sex doll) able to attract hundreds of thousands of dollars per movie. As American porn star Ron Jeremy explains, in this industry men are “Just a prop.”

Via: RocketNews24

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