What's not to love about TV pitchman Ron Popeil? I'm utterly fascinated by his infomercials, watching them with the rapt attention I usually reserve for National Geographic specials and Royal weddings.
This undisputed King of Infomercials turned 79 on Saturday. God bless him and many happy returns.
In Ron Popeil's honor, I want to share a couple of stats I found on Slate:
- The entire infomercial industry is worth $200-300 billion.
- The U.S. network and cable industry is worth only $97 billion.
Infomercials are still kicking ass.