How much would you be willing to pay to have your favourite celebrity sing just for you at your next birthday party?
How much do you think it would cost to have your favourite celebrity sing just for you at your next birthday party? Well if your favourite pop star is Wagner from the X Factor, then maybe it’s not too much. But if your hoping to wrangle, say, Jennifer Lopez, to serenade you on your 30th, then you might want to save a little harder…
Cost: $5million USD
Who paid that?! Russian oligarch Mikhail Gutseriyev, at the billion dollar wedding of his son Said Gutseriyev and Khadija Uzhakhovs. Turn’s out JLo’s love does cost a thing. And an arm and a leg.
Who paid that?! It was a private concert for a mystery fan in Dubai in 2008. Mystery fans are the weirdest, aren’t they?
Who paid that?! Another Russian wedding. Yup, industrialist Andrey Melnichenko wed Miss Yugoslavia, Aleksandra Nikolic in 2005 and asked X-tina to help them get down on the dancefloor.
Who paid that?! Topshop boss Sir Philip Green hired the ultimate girl group to perform at his son’s bar mitzvah in 2005. We think that’s a bargain, really?
The Rolling Stones
Cost: £3.5million. For an hour.
Who paid that?! Yup for just an hour’s work from the Stones, Texan tycoon David Bonderman got the group to perform at his 60th birthday party in 2002.
Who paid that?! According to a source at bookings agency Degy Entertainment, that’s how much it costs to have the Bad Blood singer at your birthday.
Who paid that?! All that money, just to sing Hotel California at a private party in New York in 2003. We’d be willing to give it a good go for half the price?
Who paid that?! That was Lily’s minimum fee, before travel and accommodation, in 2008, according to The Mirror.
Who paid that?! A company in Worcestershire hired Keith to promote a sustainability and recycling campaign for the day.
Now we really have seen it all.