New Year’s Eve has become one of the biggest pay days of the year for musicians and celebrities. Kim Kardashian has chosen to spend New Year’s Eve in the same way she spend this entire year, raking in the money. It’s reported that she’s going to be the highest paid celebrity this year and will make $600,000 just to make a series of appearances at the Tao nightclub inside the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.
According to Jason Strauss, a partner for the Tao Group:
“Kim Kardashian has always been a great host for us in the past. The crowd goes wild the second she gets in the vicinity of the club, and she is always gracious with her fans, taking photos and going out of her way to greet them. She is on television almost every day and has nearly 12 million followers on Twitter, which creates an incredible fan base.”
It seems pretty crazy that Kim K. is going to be making over half a million dollars just to strut around and take pictures with the guests, but these high pay days are now the norm for the New Year’s holiday. Las Vegas nightlife expert Jack Colton told TheWrap that “the average New Year’s Eve fee for relevant talent is $100,000. An A-List celebrity moves up to $250,000, and for a major grab can go as high as $1 million.”
Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas is also going to be cashing in on the holiday, reportedly making $100,000 to host the night at the new 1Oak at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Some other celebrities making appearances in Vegas tonight are Axl Rose of Guns N Roses at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Rob Kardashian at Tryst inside the Wynn, DJ Kaskade at Marquee inside the Vegas Cosmopolitan.