10 Entertainers Who Have Collected Huge Paychecks For Private Performances


/ September 6, 2013

Selling albums, merchandise, and concert tickets is nice. But if you’re a singer or a rapper and you want to make some real money, then there’s one really easy way to do it: Find a rich person willing to pay you lots and lots of cash to perform at a private function for them. There are plenty of them out there, and they’re willing to spend hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars in exchange for private performances from top-notch entertainers.

Recently, Kanye West took advantage of it by performing at a wedding for the grandson of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. His profit for doing it? A reported $3 million. Not bad, right? And he’s far from the first performer to make major bank off a single set. Check out some of the other entertainers who have collected huge paychecks for putting on private performances.