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  • - [Narrator] This is a billion dollars.

  • We think.

  • And that billion dollars belongs to RJ Rappaport

  • and he's considered the "King of Cash."

  • - "King of fake cash."

  • - [Narrator] Okay, "King of Fake Cash."

  • - My name is Rich "RJ" Rappaport

  • and I'm the president of RJR Props.

  • - [Narrator] Just a few years ago-

  • - Actually it was nine years ago.

  • - [Narrator] Oh sorry, nine years ago

  • RJR Props was born.

  • It's a full service prop house,

  • but it's specialty is cash.

  • Fake cash.

  • And there's only a few people who can legally make it,

  • and RJ is one of them.

  • - We've worked with 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar,

  • Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Young Dolph.

  • - [Narrator] And that's just to name a few.

  • RJ's prop money has been used in over 175 feature films,

  • television shows, and music videos.

  • And he devoted three full years

  • to perfecting that crisp green paper we call money.

  • Prop money.

  • - And we went down a long path,

  • from working with the Secret Service

  • and learning all the laws,

  • to make sure that everyone that uses it,

  • it will be legal for them and it will look fantastic.

  • - [Narrator] But for those who don't follow the rules,

  • they could wind up in big trouble.

  • - There was a rash of arrests.

  • People were just literally jailed

  • because they were using prop money that looked too real.

  • And I said to myself, "I'm not going to touch this

  • "unless I know I'm doing it legally."

  • - [Narrator] Alongside the Secret Service,

  • RJ created two different styles of prop money.

  • One that is printed on both sides

  • and is perfect for that classic bank robbery scene.

  • The other kind is so close to the real deal,

  • it can only be printed on one side.

  • Otherwise, it could end up in circulation.

  • It's designed for the classic money shot, aka-

  • - This.

  • - [Narrator] The close up.

  • - It's a tough business.

  • We all work hard in it,

  • and prop money especially is not easy.

  • - [Narrator] Yeah, sounds like it.

  • Thanks, RJ, for keeping fake money, real.

- [Narrator] This is a billion dollars.

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Meet the King of Fake Cash

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    Taka posted on 2020/02/12
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