A California artist is getting an unprecedented $7 million to help make his signature on the planet.
Kip Kump is an engravers in San Francisco.
He has engraved the faces of famous figures like President John F. Kennedy, former President Bill Clinton and actor Michael Douglas.
He is also one of a small but growing group of metal engravings to get that big paycheck.
The money will help Kip build a metal engrossing machine and to help pay for an engrossed ring.
The machine will be used to create an engrave on a piece of silver, the metal used to engrave gold, silver and platinum, and the metal to engrave the names of famous people.
The metal stamping business has become a $1 billion industry in recent years.
Kip has already produced more than 5,000 of his engraved pieces, and he expects the new money will double his output to 10,000.
The engraves were created with laser technology.
Kips is the owner of an engravings machine.
He says the technology has advanced enough that he can engrave a person’s face in one of his engravings.
Kips, who has a degree in mechanical engineering, has created dozens of images and designs to mark the lives of famous Americans, from former presidents Bill Clinton to George W. Bush to the late rapper Tupac Shakur.
Kumps is known for creating intricate designs and intricate prints.
His latest work is a $5.2 million portrait of former President Barack Obama.