Celebrities Earn Crazy Amounts Of Money Just Showing Up At Clubs

April 6, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

Carrie Battan wrote about the club celebrity economy:

  • Clubs in the United States will pay celebrities up to $200,000 just for showing up at a club for an hour.
  • The business got its start with Paris Hilton who became a brand unto herself, and one that people would pay money to party with.
  • Social media really ignited demand – if your club had the top celebrities then it’d be posted on people’s social networks providing incredible free advertising.
  • If the stars head over to the Middle East they can expect to earn ten times as much as they do in the United States. It’s why people like Paris Hilton aren’t heard from much anymore. They’re earning abroad.
  • Those who agree to the appearances usually also have to agree to not go to any rival clubs in the area.
  • Some celebrities throw birthday parties that go through several American cities – earning fat fees for each venue they show up at to celebrate.
  • Clubs, for their part, can then sell VIP tables close to where the celebrities will be for up to $25,000.
  • And then there are the tips. In the Middle East clubs that bring in top celebrities can expect to see $100,000 tips.

Read more about the business, and why it’s important not to have too much fun at the party here.

Source: GQ