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'Young and the Restless' Star

Meet My Money-Makin' Pig!

11/25/2012 3:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The economy is rough, even for famous people, so former "Young and the Restless" star Kevin Schmidt found himself a good old fashioned cash cow -- or in this case ... pig.

Sources close to Kevin -- who's also the bro of "Big Time Rush" star Kendall Schmidt -- tell TMZ the actor bought a micro pig (named Yuma) back in February for a cool $10,000.

The tiny pig became a sensation online and has amassed over 5,000 Twitter followers and copious YouTube videos dedicated to its very adorable existence.

Our sources say Kevin decided to capitalize on the pig's fame and started dropping $1,000/month to train Yuma. It's paid off and now the little guy rakes in $15,000 for public appearances (which Kevin attends) and $5,000 for movie and TV gigs.

All in all, we're told Yuma has made around $30,000 and now he's dropping a clothing line at the end of the month (below).


In other pig news ... Christmas is around the corner -- so don't forget to stock up on HoneyBaked Hams.


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Bacon. Yum.

664 days ago


WHO IS THIS ????????????

664 days ago


Pardon me while I log out right this very minute. I have to run out and find those shirts before there are none left. Seriously, I think the next time there is a third world disaster if you look at the television footage closely you will see a number of people wearing those shirts.

664 days ago


That little pig is adorable. But, I'd still name it, "Bacon," in case the pig's career goes belly-up.

664 days ago


More talented than Lindsay plus a more soothing voice

664 days ago

Wicked Witch    

Still a better love story than Twilight.

664 days ago


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664 days ago

some guy    

A slathering of mustard and a loaf of Italian bread would make it even more adorable.

663 days ago


There's no such thing as a micro pigs, or teacup pigs, or pygmy pigs. Any livestock expert will tell that little Yuma will grow up to big a big porker, as all pigs do. I hope his owner loves him as much then.

663 days ago

go home!    

Lol, cute. As a longtime viewer, Young & the Restless was idiotic to replace him. He is Noah Newman to all the viewers & the new regime of Jill Farren Phelps, etc replacing him with one of their friends who is not even a better actor is horrible. Glad he is making some cash with this funny little pig. Probably more money than the cheaps at Y&R paid him anyway.

663 days ago


Wait. "They" actually say owners start looking like their pets? What?

663 days ago


This "micro pig" will not be micro in about 4 - 5 years when it becomes full grown & anywhere from 90lbs to 200lbs. Then this little money maker will end up in a shelter waiting to be rescued, because it is no longer a micro 30lbs pig & and cute. It happens all the time. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MICRO "TEA CUP" PIG - SORRY". People - There is a reason we don't hear about Paris Hilton's cute little pig anymore. It is probably not little anymore.

663 days ago

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