Train Selfie 'Photographer' May Cash in Big

Jared Frank signed with a licensing company to receive profits from anyone who plays his video.
2:31 | 04/23/14

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And we continue, now, with the rise of the youtube millionaires. And that hair-raising dangerous viral video we showed you earlier. A young man taping himself as he gets kicked in the head by someone on a passing train. It's been viewed now more than 24 million times on youtube. And that young man is set to cash in big. ABC's Mara schiavocampo has our story. Reporter: It's the latest viral video that countless on youtube are finding funny. And now, its creator is laughing all the way to the bank. 22-year-old Jared franks said he was on vacation in Peru, when he decided to shoot a clip of himself in front of what he thought was a slow-moving train, as we told CTV's morning show. When I travel, I try to capture everything. Pictures and video and all that stuff. Reporter: But that swift kick has led to swift success. His youtube video viewed more than 24 million times. He signed with a licensing company, meaning anyone who broadcasts the video has to pay him, including us. And he's also about to get paid by youtube. When users give permission, youtube runs ads with the video. And the user gets a cut. Youtube is basically the middleman, where they're splitting the profits with the user. And where third-party licensers come in, they're licensing this content to broadcasters and media brands, making more money for the user. Reporter: Frank isn't the only one cashing in on a clip. I feel funny. Reporter: Remember David after dentist? His parents raked in an estimated $150,000 after this video was viewed more than 123 million times. We just figured, well, we better embrace it. Reporter: This baby bite earned the family almost 700 million hits and a reported $500,000. And Rebecca black is now worth an estimated $1.5 million after her song about a weekday. ♪ Friday, Friday ♪ Reporter: As for frank, he won't know how much money he's made for a few months. But he's hoping that quick clip will lead to some quick cash. For "Good morning America," Mara schiavocampo, ABC news, New York. I can't see that. That hurts. He said a slow-moving train. I wouldn't want to get close to a train anyway, slow or fast. And he has to spend all of the fun at the chiropractor. We've seen it about 20 times. We ought to get a cut, too. And every time, just more. We'll be getting a bill. Indeed.

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