10 Craziest Celebrity Appearance Fees
How much does it cost to snag a celebrity for an event? See the outrageous appearance fees of celebrities!
1) Kim Kardashian
Kim K’s appearance fee has contiuned to skyrocket over the years as her fame has risen. She routinely rakes in between $50,000 and $75,000 for an appearance, but she made over $500,000 from various clubs during the week of her 30th birthday.
2) Paris Hilton
During the height of her popularity, Paris reportedly charged between $100,000 and $500,000 for showing up at a club. Her figure has apparently dropped a bit in recent years, but you can bet the sum is still nothing to scoff at these days.
3) Selena Gomez
Little Selena Gomez reportedly makes $100,000 for performing at a private event. Bieber’s six-figure lady knows how to market herself.
4) The Situation
The Situation is making the most of his ‘Jersey Shore’ 15 minutes. The dude earned $100,000 for appearing on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ At least he had to work (sort of) for those bucks. The narcissistic ab-man walks away with $15,100 to $50,500 just to stroll on red carpets.
5) Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has the impressive honor of getting the biggest payday for a single nightclub appearance. Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas paid her $350,000 to celebrate her 21st birthday at the club. Unfortunately, Lindsay also has the notorious distinction of having to pay it all back: she had checked into rehab over the date of the big shindig. Worse yet, she had alredy blown the whole wad. Luckily, she earned enough for “acting” in one of her forgettable movies to pay back the club.
6) Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell, aka Mr. Crappy Song and Dance Reality TV, charges a cool $100,000 for a personal appearance. Apparently, millionaires with money to burn are willing and able to pay big bucks to be in the presence of fellow smarmy elitists.
7 ) Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey reportedly earned $1 million for performing a measly four songs at a private function. In her defense, she presumably stretched out single syllables for minutes on end like every verse was “The Star Spangled Banner.” Still, a million bucks is a million bucks. Talk about a sweet, sweet fantasy, baby.
8) Heidi Montag
After achieving her lifelong dream of undergoing 10 cosmetic surgeries in a single day, Heidi Montag was handed $10,123 to sit by a pool and show off her new face and body. Someone had to pay the plastic surgeon’s bill.
Snooki, Ms. Jersey Shore herself, makes a handsome sum of $20,000 to show up on red carpets and annoy the world to her heart’s delight.
10) Nicki Minaj
Rapper Nicki Minaj charges $35,400 to show up at events to prance around in her hideous batshit designer fashions. Power to you, girl!