Tatum gets a lot of attention for his looks but this year the actor proved that he's also one of Hollywood's smartest businessmen. Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh self-financed the movie "Magic Mike," based partially on Tatum's past as a male stripper. So when the $7 million film hit it big at the box office, they each took home millions. Now Tatum is growing "Mike" into a franchise complete with a Broadway show, a proposed bar in New Orleans and a sequel in the works.
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