Charlie Sheen has revealed that the reason for his recent Twitter usage is so to make money, calling it a “cash cow”.

When TMZ asked for more comments, Sheen apparently interrupted the interviewer saying: “Mike, I’m unemployed!”.

Since the troubled actor was sacked from Two and a Half Men, and the £1.4 million per episode salary he’s said to have been earning, he’s now looking for a new way of making some bucks to feed his luxurious and party-fuelled lifestyle.

Charlie signs up to Twitter

Celeb chums support Charlie Sheen

And he’s not wrong in thinking that the internet can help him cash in.

Kim Kardashian is said to be making US$10,000 per ‘PR tweet’, and Sheen has announced that he’s looking to cash in $1 million on the social networking site by the end of the year.

Sheen has signed up to, a firm which allows celebrities to promote products in return for payment on Twitter.

50 Cent, Britney Spears and Snopp Dogg have already joined’s Twitter stable.

And according to the 5/1 odds of the bookmakers, Sheen has also got a good chance of racking up more Twitter followers than Lady Gaga’s 8.5 million by 2011.

Well, he’s already set a new Guiness World Record for the “Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers”, which he got to in 25 hours and 17 minutes, and is now up to 1.5 million followers. Only another 7 million to go!