Common examples of factors which earn large economic rents are star atheletes and actors. The typical actor's opporunity cost is probably not extremely high. Thus, most of the huge salaries earned by the few famous actors are almost entirely economic rents.

    Suppose Jim Carrey would earn $100,000 per year in his next best opportunity if he weren't an actor. If so, then his supply curve as an actor looks like the curve CS to the right.

    As long as he can earn more making movies he will supply himself to the movie industry. He can supply exactly 1 "Jim Carrey" no matter how much he is paid he can't supply more so his supply curve is perfectly inelastic at a supply of 1.

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