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MTV Skateboarder -- Underage, Overpaid

9/5/2009 2:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ryan ShecklerBefore he even got his high school diploma, MTV skateboarding star Ryan Sheckler was already pullin' in more cash more than most college grads.

TMZ obtained his official MTV contract -- filed with the courts back in '07 because he was a minor. The docs show that when Sheckler was 17-years-old, dude was making $9,617.70 an episode for his reality show "Life of Ryan."

The docs had to be signed by his guardian and the president of his company, Ryan Sheckler Inc -- both of whom happen to be his mom.

But Ryan wasn't the only kid from his family cashin' in -- his brothers Kane and Shane also got paid for their sidekick roles, each were $1,500 a show.

Not a bad gig for a couple of kids.

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A Person    

who cares

1872 days ago
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Michelle    

GREAT JOB TMZ NOW THAT WE KNOW A 17 YEAR OLD AND HIS LITTLE BROS MAKE MORE MONEY THAN US WE CAN ALL RUN OUT AND GET REALITY SHOWS... COME ON THIS IS NOT NEWS... ONLY IN AMERICA..

1872 days ago
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stop the madness    

Oh no not another "chil actor'whaiting to implode.This is why I dont like mtv

1872 days ago
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Anita    

Sheckler is a nice guy. LEAVE HIM ALONE !!

1872 days ago
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Anita    

Are you saying no one under age is allowed to make good money?
Don't be nuts.

1872 days ago
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Anita    

Skateboarding is not a crime!

1872 days ago
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Anita    

And this is a story - how again?
Slow news day?

1872 days ago
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Anita    

MTV is geared toward a younger audience. Most of the people who post here are lucky to to able to walk, much less skateboard.LOL.

1872 days ago
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Anita    

I like him.He's cute.He can jump and skate on me any day.

1872 days ago
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Sing Sing    

well, to be honest, he worked hard for that money! it takes much practice to be as good as he is. at least he wasn't getting paid to sit on his ass like the housewives shows, real world, or any other of the multitude of crap reality shows. and not only was he a great skateboarder on the show, he was also a responsible and caring son and older brother. he is growing up to be a very well-balanced adult. go ryan!

1872 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

TMZ. Thanx for lowering my self-esteem this morning, I work hard for my money,so hard for it honey,I work hard for money,so you better treat me right...I don't know where that came from.....

1872 days ago
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janja    

are they missing some zero's in there cuz that doesn't seem like much money for a show, can you check those numbers

1872 days ago
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Mickey von Dutch    

Only in the USA, baby.

1872 days ago
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Octowelfaremom    

I saw the show a few weeks back and didn't know who he was. I just remember some young kid with a lot of expensive cars and he just bought a million dollar home. I also noticed he had a whole lot of moles on his body when he was shirtless. I hope he gets them checked out to make sure they aren't cancerous or don't turn into Cancer.

1872 days ago
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jabba    

You go Ryan!!! This kid has physical talent, as much as any football-basketball or baseball player!!! Why in the hell shouldn't he be paid!!! Probably more so than some! If you happen to turn on Cribs by chance I'm saying 'who the hell is that and how did they get that?' Some surfer or hip-hop thug wanna be. No, he is not a child actor going bad you moran, he's a kid cashing in on talent!! Let's see you do what he does--break some bones, travel all over the world competing. No different than an olympic gymnist--or swimmer. Gimme a freakin' break. Those skate-boarders ARE atheletes. I sure as hell couldn't do it!!!

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