Tom Hanks Rejected Jeff Bezos’s $28 Million Offer

When speaking about Hollywood’s A-list actors and film icons there is no such thing as a doubt that we are going to discover Tom Hanks on the high of that record.

It appears as if the 65-year-old has starred in virtually each main film within the final three many years, with the most well-liked ones being Forrest Gump, The Inexperienced Mile, Saving Personal Ryan, The Terminal, Castaway, Catch Me if You Can, and plenty of extra.

Just lately, Tom Hanks revealed some juicy data about rejecting a $28 million supply from no aside from one of many richest males on the planet, Jeff Bezos. 

The well-known actor was known as as a visitor on Jimmy Kimmel Dwell just a few weeks in the past, wherein he talked about that the billionaire Jeff Bezos had approached him and provided him to be one of many first individuals who would fly into house together with his program.

Surprisingly, he turned the supply down due to the value. 

Initially of the present, Kimmel requested Tom whether or not or not it was true that Jeff Bezos approached him about spaceflight earlier than William Shatner, who went on the flight simply final month by Blue Origin, Jeff’s rocket firm.

Hanks merely answered, “He did, however supplied that I pay for it”. “The value for the flight was $28 million or one thing. To be trustworthy Jimmy, I’m doing effectively, however I’m not gonna pay 28 million to go to house.”

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He rapidly dismissed the entire thought of spaceflight since he believed anybody might replicate the expertise simply. 

“I feel that we might simply simulate the expertise at this very second. The flight takes round 12 minutes and that’s it? I can try this from my seat proper right here,” Tom Hanks talked about mockingly.

“There’s no must pay an enormous sum of money for one thing I can do at house.”

Though the actor declined Bezos’s supply, it’s rumored that he is likely one of the first celebrities who’ve purchased tickets which can be value $250,000 for the primary wave of house vacationers on Richard Branson’s house liner Virgin Galactic.

It’s speculated that round 600 folks from 58 totally different international locations have gotten their tickets.

Earlier this 12 months, it was came upon that celebrities corresponding to Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Leonard DiCaprio, Russell Model, Woman Gaga, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber have all gotten their tickets as effectively.

In February of 2020, Virgin Galactic put out a marketing campaign that resulted in additional than a thousand sign-ups – and this time, with refundable $1,000 deposits to the value of a full ticket. 

The Firm estimated that the deposits are value someplace round $80 million, and George Whitesides, the previous CEO, stated that house tourism is a enterprise that would income from $10 to $15 billion a 12 months.

The corporate’s objective is to have the ability to launch at the very least 400 flights yearly and design the shuttles to assist six passengers and two pilots.

The departing and touchdown would happen at Spaceport America base situated in New Mexico.

Final month, at 90 years previous, William Shatner has formally grow to be the oldest particular person ever to fly into house.